My organisation, the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), is organising a ‘digital dialogue’ online to put developers directly in touch with communities at the frontline of climate change.
The research project we are working on is about understanding citizen engagement mechanisms and locally led climate action and how it feeds into, or can feed into, national level climate policy decision making. Part of this hopes to identify digital tools that can be used by grassroots networks and social movements to help assess risks, provide information and help support social inclusion in decision making. To help explore this we want to bring together people from grassroots movements with developers and tech experts to help think about how to use tools to analyse and assess data, provide timely and usable climate information, map and profile risks and explore new solutions.
We are looking for people who would like to attend or suggestions of those who would be well suited to contribute to this dialogue. The dialogue’s purpose is so tech developers can hear/respond directly to the needs as articulated by those local actors. The idea isn’t necessarily to actually find solutions, but to prompt interesting discussion with a view to exploring potential solutions further.
Any suggestions gratefully appreciated! And of course do contact me for more info as needed. Thanks.