ICTs, Climate Change and Development: Awareness, Action, Agenda

University of ManchesterAPC Joint International Workshop
Funded by Canada’s International Development Research Centre

Johannesburg, South Africa
23-24 January 2012

This international workshop was attended by 35 key individuals with strategic responsibilities for either ICTs or climate change in development organisations in the NGO, public and private sector. Its three aims were: to raise awareness among participants of the role ICTs can play vis-à-vis climate change in developing countries; to identify and advocate specific actions that participants’ organisations can take to improve the strategic integration between ICTs and climate change within development; and to identify the future ICCD agenda for policy-makers and strategists, practitioners, and research.

A guide to running your own ICCD training workshop can be found here.

A nine-page summary report from the workshop can be found here. Links to presentations, photos and posters are listed below.

Activity: Day 1 Presenter(s)
Workshop Introductions Richard Heeks & Angelica Ospina, Centre for Development Informatics, University of Manchester, UK

Anriette Esterhuysen, APC

Edith Odera, IDRC

Workshop Participants Photo (118 kB)
Overview Concepts for Understanding ICTs, Climate Change and Development Richard Heeks & Angelica Ospina, Centre for Development Informatics, University of Manchester, UK ICTs, Climate Change and Development: Overview Concepts (PPT, 2.8 MB)
ICTs and Climate Change Mitigation Richard Labelle, President, The Aylmer Group, Canada ICTs for Climate Change Mitigation (PPT, 2.1 MB)
ICTs and Climate Change Adaptation Angelica Ospina, Centre for Development Informatics, University of Manchester, UK ICTs and Community-Based Climate Change (PPT, 306 kB)
Activity: Day 2
National and International Actions for ICTs, Climate Change and Development ITU/Ghana Experiences in National Planning for ICTs, Climate Change and Development (PPT, 2.2 MB)
Organisation Strategies for ICTs, Climate Change and Development: Sector Considerations and Policy Contexts
Future Agenda Setting
Organisational and Network Action Plans
Activity: Poster Presentations
Helen Asiamah, Environmental Protection Agency, Ghana Ghana: Climate Change and ICTs (PDF, 226 kB)
Rozi Bako et al, Hungarian University of Transylvania, Romania ICTs and the Environment: Romania and Europe (PDF, 232 kB)
Zahr Bou-Ghanem, UN-ESCWA UN-ESCWA: ICT for Change (PPT, 269 kB)
Julian Casasbuenas, Colnodo, Colombia Sustainable Development Projects in which Colnodo Participates in Colombia (PNG, 428 kB)
Sejla Dizdarevic, Oneworld South-East Europe Oneworld Platform for South-East Europe (PDF, 305 kB)
Essam Hassan, Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency Climate Change & ICTs in Egypt (JPEG, 1.5 MB)
Faisal Islam, Padma Research and Development Organization, Bangladesh ICT-Enabled Knowledge Brokering for Rural Farmers in Bangladesh (PDF, 364 kB)
Cedric Knight, GreenNet, UK Climate Change and ICTs: Some ICT Perspectives from the UK (PDF, 208 kB)
Hezron Mogaka, ASARECA, Uganda Improving Agricultural Water Productivity under Varying and Changing Climatic Conditions in Eastern and Central Africa (PPT, 837 kB)
Orhan Osmani, ITU Acting on Climate Change: The Role of ITU (PDF, 7.0MB)
Gabriela Perona, CEPES, Peru ICTs, Agriculture and Climate Change (PNG, 768 kB)
Pushkin Phartiyal, Central Himalayan Environment Association, India Using Mobile to Improve Agricultural Incomes / ICT and Community Carbon Forestry (PDF, 2.0 MB)
Kimbowa Richard, Uganda Coalition for Sustainable Development Using ICTs to Monitor Implementation of a Regional Transboundary Lake Victoria Project (PDF, 876 kB)


View more photographs from the event.


Organisational participants can access details of workshop logistics.