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Richard Heeks
  • Manchester
  • United Kingdom
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Corporate Responsibility, Sustainable Development
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Name of Company / Organization:
Centre for Development Informatics, University of Manchester
What is your current job title / department?
Chair, Development Informatics
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Networking
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http://www.manchester.ac.uk/cdi

Richard Heeks's Blog

ICTs, Climate Change and Development Case Study Repository

Posted on February 27, 2012 at 6:46pm 0 Comments

Nineteen new case studies on use of ICTs in relation to climate change in developing countries are available at: http://www.niccd.org/casestudies.htm

They cover:

- ICTs, Climate Change and Disaster Management

- New ICT Routes to Climate Change Adaptation

- ICTs and Agricultural Adaptation to Climate Change

- ICTs and Climate Change Mitigation

- ICTs and Climate Change…

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ICTs and Disaster Management in Developing Countries: New Paper Online

Posted on May 4, 2011 at 10:10am 0 Comments

“Disaster Management, Developing Country Communities & Climate Change: The Role of ICTs” by Nonita Yap argues ICTs have a central role in management of climate-related disasters.  But strategic changes are needed.  Information systems should be development- rather than disaster- or climate-focused.  More interoperable and routinely-used rather than specialised applications are required.  ICTs should be used more to enable accountability of disaster response efforts:…

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ICT-Enabled Development of Capacity for Climate Change Adaptation

Posted on April 28, 2011 at 6:18am 0 Comments

This new report argues that mobiles have been helpful in building informational capacities for climate change adaptation.  However, emergent, self-organised, transformational adaptation may need to build more on telecentre-based models, and should focus more on holistic rather than climate-specific applications: http://www.niccd.org/PantHeeksClimateChangeAdaptationICTs.pdf

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