Digital dialogue: developers sought to talk to climate-change threatened communities

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.


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Dear Matthew,
Greetings from Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC)! |

We trust this message finds you in good health in these complex times.

BNNRC is in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) accredited with World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) of the United Nations and UN WSIS prize winner 2016, Champion 2017, 2019 & 2020.

Now 18 Community Radio Stations are on-air in the country, aiming to ensure empowerment and right to information for the rural community. They are broadcasting a 165 hours program per day on information, education, local entertainment and development motivation activities. Around 100 Youth Women & Youth are now working with those Stations throughout the country as rural broadcasters. Community Radio programs are quite supportive of the activities reflected in the 6th 7th 5year plan of the Government of Bangladesh, UN World Summit on the Information Society (UN WSIS) Action Plan, and UN Sustainable Development Goals ( SDGs).

We are now implementing the Nairobi work programme on impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in Bangladesh. I would appreciate if you visit the link:

We would like to contribute and participate the [Digital dialogue: developers sought to talk to climate-change,

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With Prayers,

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Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC)
[Consultative Status with the ECOSOC of the United Nations]

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