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The IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report: What’s in it for Small Island Developing States

The IPCC offers some specific messages about the impacts of climate change on small island states – and some of its general findings on climate change adaptation and mitigation are of particular relevance to Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

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ACDi/VOCA

ACDI/VOCA is an economic development organization that fosters broad-based economic growth, raises living standards and creates vibrant communities.

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SNA review summary

This article, written by weADAPT authors, reviews several recent papers on quantitative social network analysis (SNA) in relation to adaptive governance, adaptive capacity and resilience.

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SNA review

This article reviews the applications of Social Network Analysis in eight diverse studies; details of the methods, questions asked, findings and tools used are given.

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Institute for Social and Environmental Transition - Nepal

ISET-Nepal was established in 2001 as a non-governmental and not-for-profit organization to study and analyse developmental issues of rapidly changing social and environmental context that demand n

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Economics of Stakeholders based Climate Adaptation

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Livelihoods of a watershed people are highly interlinked. If the climate change effect appears in the watershed, it affects the whole...

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CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security

The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) is a strategic partnership of CGIAR and Future Earth, led by the International Center for Tropical Agricult

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Stakeholder network mapping and adaptive capacity

Stakeholder network mapping can be a valuable pre-cursor to utilising frameworks for building adaptive capacity.

Working co-operatively and collaboratively within a network of organisations...

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Social network characteristics

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Social network mapping (SNM) can be a useful part of the research process by identifying relevant stakeholders in the adaptation planning...

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International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world's largest humanitarian organization, providing assistance without discrimination as to nationality, race, re

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International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

Founded in 1972, the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) is an international research organization that conducts policy-oriented research  into problems that are too large

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Participation Methods

How do you input effective participatory methods? There is a general suite of methodologies and tools that can be combined and applied in a situation-specific manner with some being more participatory than others.

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Involving Stakeholders

Stakeholder participation can be used to democratise science and empower citizens, to inform policy making and to advise decision-making processes.

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Stakeholder Identification

Learn about useful exercises for identifying stakeholders that have a legitimate stake in the outcome of a decision or project.

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ADx Methods

Forecasting, scenarios, and hope (Postma, Liebl 2005 p. 166)

Decision making models can be categorised by many dimensions such as qualitative-quantitative,...

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International Committee of the Red Cross

The ICRC, established in 1863, works worldwide to provide humanitarian help for people affected by conflict and armed violence and to promote the laws that protect victims of war.

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Sub-Module 1.3 - Stakeholder analysis and engagement

Identification of stakeholders, and developing a plan for their participation throughout the screening process will be based on sound stakeholder analysis.

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Knowledge mapping exercise for NGOs

Group III - NGOs Observations from the exercise

NetMap for civil society

Step 1: Ask: 'Who are the most important actors in your field?' (whether you interact with them or not)...

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Communities of Practice

weADAPT is about planting the seed and nurturing the growth of a new community of practice: a group of people collecting around a shared concern and interested in how we adapt to climate change,...

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CAVES

CAVES (Complexity, Agents, Volatility, Evidence and Scale)

The purpose of the CAVES project is to couple policy concerns for complex human-environmental systems with linked physical,...

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ACCCA experiences: examples of creative approaches for communication

Grill sessions

One innovative approach to learning-by-doing was implemented at the training of trainers workshop conducted in Cape Town in 2008 as part of the ACCCA project. The ‘Grill the...

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Coordination Union for the Rehabilitation of the Environment, Malawi

CURE was established in an effort to provide technical support and improve networking amongst NGOS, the government of Malawi, donors and other organizations or individuals working in the area of th

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Community Based Adaptation in Coastal Pakistan

In 2008, Oxfam GB in Pakistan undertook community-based research to better understand the implications of climate change for communities living in the Badin coastal region of Pakistan....

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Adapting pastoral and agricultural practices

This project aims to foster sustainable water management, agricultural, and pastoral practices that will help local residents better deal with current and future environmental challenges. The...

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