Two new papers on organisational strategy for climate change, ICTs and development are available online at: http://www.niccd.org/resources.htm
Climate Change as a Strategic Priority for ICT4D Organisations by Alan Finlay uses survey and other data to analyse how ICT-for-development activist organisations are strategically handling climate change as an issue. It identifies their key focus on adaptation, the challenges that exist within and outside organisations, and it makes recommendations for effective strategic response.
Informational Governance of Climate Change Organisations by Laurence Delina analyses how organisations active in climate change should incorporate ICTs into their strategic thinking. It builds a model of "informational governance" with questions to help these organisations identify challenges and opportunities, and enable an effective strategic response.
In a nutshell, then, the first looks at climate change strategy for ICT4D organisations; the second looks at ICT strategy for climate change organisations.
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These papers are the product of the University of Manchester's "Climate Change, Innovation and ICTs" research project, funded by Canada's International Development Research Centre (http://www.idrc.ca) and managed by the University's Centre for Development Informatics (http://www.manchester.ac.uk/cdi).
Richard Heeks & Angelica Ospina