What to include in every article or case study on weADAPT

You can download the PDF of this article guide in English, French or Spanish. For a more comprehensive guide to adding content on weADAPT, please check the weADAPT User Guide.

weADAPT case studies and articles need not be long, but they do need certain content. Below is a summary of what content to include in any weADAPT article or case study. Including as many as possible (and appropriate) of the content sections indicated below ensures that content is accessible and useful for other readers and further research.

Project descriptions (only funded projects will be published) can be uploaded as a case study or article depending on the geographical focus of the project (see “How do I publish/edit content on weADAPT” for guidance). Scroll down for a summary of what content to include in project descriptions.

For all content, it is essential that the relevance of the work to climate change adaptation is clearly communicated in the Introduction.

Case studies and articles

  • Title and Short Description

  • Pictures or videos

  • Content Sections (as many as are relevant to your work)

    • Introduction. What is the case study or article’s key focus?

    • Adaptation options. Specific identified actions, processes and tools which are recommended by the project or study. Related keywords should be added.

    • Methods and Tools. Tasks carried out or tools used; where appropriate these should be linked to specific tools pages elsewhere on weADAPT and the internet. Related keywords should be added.

    • Barriers. Identified barriers and obstacles that impacted the project.

    • Enabling Factors. Identified factors that made the project possible/more successful.

    • Outcomes and Impact. What were the key findings of the project and their impact?

    • Lessons Learned. What has been learnt in the project, Case study or article and how are these learnings useful for further projects or research.

  • Resources. Add a featured document, downloads in other languages, links to relevant pages on weADAPT and associated external sites, a suggested citation, etc.

Project Descriptions (for new or recently initiated projects)

For finishing projects wanting to share syntheses of their findings see the guidance for case studies and articles, above.

  • Title and Short Description

  • Pictures or videos

  • Content Sections (as many as is relevant to your work)

    • Introduction. What is the project’s key focus and objectives? Who is on the team and who are the stakeholders? Who are the funders/donors? What is the timeline of the project? What work is this project building on?

    • Methods and Tools. What approaches are being taken and what tools are being used, and why? What is the Theory of Change being used by the project? 

  • Resources. Add a featured document, downloads in other languages, links to relevant pages on weADAPT and associated external sites, etc. To maximise visibility, make sure the description links to outputs from the project as they are uploaded to weADAPT.

  • Remember to come back and update your project page as the project progresses!

Fields to complete for all content

The following fields in the weADAPT back end must be filled out for each article or case study.

  • Authors. If all authors are not available in weADAPT, they should all be listed in the text instead.

  • Organisations involved. Make sure to look up the organisation in the drop-down list.

  • Keywords. These can include where the work was done (location), the area of work (ecosystem-based adaptation, resilience building), relevant subjects (water security), adaptation options and the tools & methods used.

  • Main Theme/Network. This is the Theme or Network in which you want your case study, article or Project Description to sit.

  • Links to all relevant other Themes/Networks. Linking is important for increasing the visibility of content around the site and helping relevant people to find your work.

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