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    the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh Related topics regions Climate Change India South Asia Report highlights broadband potential for a low carbon economy A UN supported report emphasizes how broadband and ICT can accelerate global progress towards a low carbon future and bring effective solutions for mitigating Related topics regions Climate Change Broadband ICTs The Broadband Bridge Linking ICT with Climate Action Broadband can help transition the world towards a low carbon economy and address the causes and effects of climate change according to a new report just Related topics regions Broadband Climate Change ICT advocacy for climate change Building Communication Opportunities publication b i Planting the knowledge seed Adapting to climate change using ICTs i b explores the linkages between Related topics regions Climate Change ICTs Information Graphic climate guide for hikers A new device is becoming popular with hikers for studying the impact of global warming on the Alps A GPS equipped iPhone provides a historical comparison of Related topics regions Climate Change Technology Information NASA and others seek ways to save forests Space agencies governments and Google Inc have entered in a new partnership to save the forests in tropical countries Satellite images received via Google Related topics regions Environment Climate Change Science and Technology Information ICTs can help reduce emissions says report According to a new study by IDC and other industry partners ICTs have considerable potential to reduce carbon emissions The report to be presented at the Related topics regions Climate Change ICTs Research i speak earth calls for action against climate change In an effort to influence global leaders and businesses to take immediate action to curb global warming a new website i i speak earth i has been launched Related topics regions Climate Change Copenhagen Internet Artificial trees to combat climate change Geo engineering will help decarbonise the global economy claims a new report Artificial trees among other solutions can help capture a thousand times of Related topics regions Climate Change Science and Technology Climate Smart Agriculture Learning Platform launched for South Asia A new learning platform aims to facilitate the sharing of climate smart agriculture practices that will address growing concerns about food security climate Related topics regions Climate Change Agriculture Access to knowledge An iphone app to tackle climate change A new iPhone application launched by the United Nations Environment Programme UNEP highlights the role of ecosystems in tackling climate change Related topics regions Climate Change Mobiles Access to knowledge Radio communications to monitor climate hazards World Meteorological Organisation and International Telecommunication Union will collaborate to keep radio frequency bands for climate measurement free from Related topics regions Climate Change Disaster Management Communications ICTs vital to tackle climate change UN Addressing a global forum in Geneva UN chief has pointed out the significance of ICTs in building awareness and creating opportunities to address climate Related topics regions Development Climate Change ICTs United Nations ICT led information exchange can help adaptation to climate change By enabling information exchange at many levels

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    used to both predict natural disasters and crucially warn smallholders so that they may make preparations to mitigate losses during extreme weather events Natural disasters present some of the most significant threats to agricultural productivity and livelihoods particularly for smallholder farmers Though national weather and disaster prediction systems are becoming more advanced they are worth little unless localized and disseminated to farmersin a timely accessible manner ICTs can be used to both predict natural disasters and crucially warn smallholders so that they may make preparations to mitigate losses during extreme weather events These capabilities are more becoming more important as climate change results in less predictable more frequent and more severe disasters The ubiquity of mobile phones in rural regions has proven fertile ground for companies or agencies seeking to use applications to improve access to information and services Mobile phones and features like SMS have also created the opportunity for stakeholders to receive extreme weather warnings that are accessible and targeted The need for mobile alerts strengthened following the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami Many countries and organizations have developed tsunami alert systems with mobile phone components which have been successful in alerting high risk individuals like fishers during subsequent

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    India Disaster Management Harnessing ICT systems for managing natural disaster The power of ICT in engaging ordinary people to channelise information will bridge the gap between help seeker and help giver writes b Aparna Ray b Online Related topics regions Disaster Management ICTs Information Preventing spread of forest fires using satellites and phones Remote sensing clearly has a lot to offer in disaster management Satellites unique ability to monitor large areas and spot disasters combined with mobile Related topics regions Disaster Management Science and Technology ICTs Information Community radio stations crucial in times of crises Media s role during crisis is not just about getting the message across but also strengthening accountability linkages between government and citizenry says Related topics regions Information Access to knowledge Community Radio UNISDR Google can save lives Innovative partnerships with Google and e providers can contribute to raising awareness about disaster risk reduction in high risk areas said UN Special Related topics regions Disaster Management Science and Technology ICTs Technology ICT in rural disaster preparedness ICTs can be used to both predict natural disasters and crucially warn smallholders so that they may make preparations to mitigate losses during extreme Related topics regions ICTs Disaster Management Science and Technology Information sharing vital for emergency response The Disaster Relief 2 0 report looks at the aftermath of the Haiti quake and recommends how the humanitarian aid community can work with volunteers and Related topics regions Disaster Management Technology Information Radio communications to monitor climate hazards World Meteorological Organisation and International Telecommunication Union will collaborate to keep radio frequency bands for climate measurement free from Related topics regions Climate Change Disaster Management Communications US technology to help India chase monsoon The US will offer India advanced satellite images on weather patterns over Indian Ocean To help Indian scientists analyse and interpret the satellite images Related topics regions Disaster Management ICTs India Information New information tools must to monitor climate Geneva based Humanitarian Forum s new weather system will use the mobile network as weather stations to SMS information to farmers across Africa The ongoing Related topics regions Climate Change New Media Africa Disaster Management Satellite data key to combating desertification The UN Convention to Combat Desertification has reached an agreement to develop satellite technologies for monitoring land degradation on drylands The data Related topics regions Climate Change Science and Technology Disaster Management Ultra portable relief kit to aid disaster affected Network Relief Kit a portable device that provides steady internet access will enable people within the disaster zone to re connect with families and relief Related topics regions Connectivity ICTs Technology Disaster Management New tech tools can help mitigate conflicts disasters The governments humanitarian groups and affected communities need to make best use of innovative tech tools to avert crisis says a UN Vodafone Foundation Related topics regions ICTs Innovations Disaster Management Indonesia partially gets disaster ready Indonesia has successfully set up an earthquake monitoring system that would help in determining earthquake parameters and providing computer predictions of

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    farmers incur when they plant specific crops in unsuitable areas The application has been developed by students from Strathmore University in Nairobi The group has completed its pilot project in Mombasa and is looking to roll out the service to other areas During the pilot M Calc provided data on five crops maize beans potato rice and wheat which was obtained from FAO database and the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute KARI They also used data on weather patterns from the meteorological department In the next phase M Calc is targeting 10 000 farmers in six regions across the country and will provide statistics on six crops namely cassava cowpeas maize beans tomato and kale The application helps farmers improve their yields by giving them statistics and predictions which affect decision making The application also has an automatic location detector that farmers can use to locate the nearest and best priced farm equipment shops M Calc emerged second in the regional Apps4Africa 2011 challenge which focused on apps that address climate change The founders are in talks with KARI for a partnership that will see M Calc rolled out across the country as it secures more data from the government agency

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    an attempt to increase national accessibility to government information and services Electronic Government Agency EGA Thailand will introduce Smart Box to connect remote villagers The Smart Box will enable remote villagers especially farmers to access real time agricultural information The streaming data will be customised to suit interest and benefit of people in particular provinces areas and type of cultivation The types of information include weather forecast and market price for rice rubber tapioca and etc The EGA is preparing to launch the pilot project of Smart Box in Nakhon Nayok a chosen province to be the first Smart Province of ICT Ministry Apart from providing necessary agricultural information the Smart Box will be able to read Smart Card ID and provide personal data and social welfare benefits attached to each citizen The Smart Box has a similar shape to cable TV box featuring pre set Intranet connected to the Government Information Network GIN and wi fi reception Initially it will be installed in the community ICT center houses of village chiefs or sub district heads where there is fine connection of internet The units of Smart Box will be ready for distribution in the next 3 4 months The

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    to be a boon for farmers living in far flung areas Farmers across the country will have Related topics regions E Governance Rural highland communities go online in Peru Installation of computers in a small town in southern Peru has helped thousands of people expand their business by connecting to potential buyers Challenges Related topics regions Livelihoods e Governance should be a sequel to administrative reform Reforming the government machinery must precede the use of ICTs in service delivery says b Dr Rajeev Sharma b Director General Centre for Good Related topics regions Reforms IFPRI and ICAAP launch comprehensive agriculture portal A new knowledge management portal supported by IFPRI ICAAP and Tamil Nadu Agricultural University offers data and best practices to better agri productivity Related topics regions Agriculture An innovative rural Facebook connecting farmers globally Sojabook is an online platform meant for farmers where they can share their problems and solutions to every day activities It already has 10 thousand users Related topics regions Agriculture Mobiles offer a glimmer of hope to farmers Mobile phones along with the mobile enabled services are contributing significantly in empowering farmers in India writes b Gaurav Tripathi b researcher Related topics regions Information Smart marketing Knowledge is power and agriculture is no exception Producers who keep track of market prices stand to make more money ICTs particularly mobile phones Related topics regions Economy Talking back to radio Radio is often considered to be a one way medium but the African Farm Radio Research Initiative is investigating ways of combining radio and ICTs to gather Related topics regions Access to knowledge Hi tech imagery helps rural African farmers The Seeing is Believing West Africa SIBWA project is helping farmers in the region with accurate satellite information and imagery of their farm fields Related topics regions

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    OneWorld South Asia Info School education goes hi tech in Orissa 03 September 2009 Edustat network will help around 40 schools in the eastern Indian state of Orissa to address shortage of quality teachers in remote regions The two way video and audio communication connects teachers at a studio with students in the hinterlands making classroom teaching interesting Bhubaneswar The Orissa government has linked 40 schools in the state to the Edusat network with an aim to modernising the school education Image credits Orissa Diary Village students in a classroom We have connected 40 schools on an experimental basis I am sure it will be successful and expanded to many other schools in Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said Monday The network provides two way video and audio communications between teachers at the studio here and students in the remote schools thus making the class interactive The state government hopes that this would help in addressing the deficiency of quality teachers in the remote areas of Orissa The technical assistance has been provided by the Indian Space Research Organisation ISRO We have connected 40 schools of 28 districts The technical assistance has been provided by ISRO ISRO has also provided

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    an interactive map called Ina GeoPortal which aims to assist public sector organisations in their Related topics regions Development ICTs Disaster Management Social media gives voice to indigenous communities With about half the world s indigenous people living in cities where connection to the wired world is comparatively easy electronic media is playing a Related topics regions Media ICTs New Media Internet UNICEF launches website for children to accelerate progress With a view to merging inspiration with technical expertise UNICEF recently launched a website Innovate for Children The site draws attention to health Related topics regions ICTs New Media Microblogging platform aids relief work in Beijing floods After the recent torrential rains in Beijing authorities and individuals resorted to Weibo a Twitter like microblogging service to help those stranded and Related topics regions New Media ICTs Internet Mobile has the potential to get bigger than internet The third mBillionth South Asia Award initiated by Digital Empowerment Foundation a Delhi based non profit organisation recently recognised and honoured Related topics regions Development ICTs Mobiles New Media Fostering a broader trans national collective identity New media is playing pivotal role in mobilising people and unleashing more egalitarian ideas with active participation of users writes b Kalsoom Related topics regions Civil society Reforms New Media Internet and democracy report dedicated to the Arab Revolutions 2011 has been a watershed year for the internet in creating peoples movements worldwide for human rights and democracy The Global Information Society Watch Related topics regions Human Rights Social trend New Media Internet Remove the risks associated with new technologies Both designers and users need to be aware of the risks posed by the combination of new technologies and free participation in the web says b Avinash Related topics regions Security Technology Access to knowledge New Media New

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