Climate Change and Resilience

Climate Smart Integrated Flood Management (CSIFM)

Gender-sensitive “Climate Smart Integrated Flood Management (CSIFM)” built on outcomes of vulnerability studies, adaptation solutions and public – private partnership indicators would increase awareness of, and reduce flood risks in Accra, Ghana.

Submitted by (@delalibd)

Which sub-theme question will you be answering and how? Refer to manual for the sub-theme questions :

How can we improve citizen access to information and data on climate change so that we can increase awareness and create resilient cities?

 

To engage policy, civil society and private sector actors on integrating determinants and drivers of social-demographic change into climate resilient flood management, whilst supporting Ghana’s Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (iNDCs) on strategic climate resilient infrastructure adaptation options.

Describe the problem that your idea/project wants to address. :

Recent floods in Accra and associated loss and disruption of life presents institutions and society with new challenges of adaptation, yet characterized by limited knowledge management. Efforts of policy, practice and civil society to address issues arising from climate change are challenged by lack of collaboration and weakly integrated understandings of socio-demographic dynamics as project seeks to integrate the population – flood risk nexus into governance and awareness creation.

How does your idea/project engage local, regional or national governments as a means of increasing citizen engagement and/or government responsiveness? :

The design of the proposal is based on multi-stakeholder bottom-up approach from vulnerable population and households to communities, districts and national levels using participatory stakeholder analysis based on data sources, Capacity, adaptation solutions and leadership . The additional dimensions of drawing on inputs from regional and multi-national institutions means expanding the margins to regional (e.g. Africa) and global, and also covering public and private sectors, and civil society.

How does your idea/concept engage with gender equality and/or the rights of disadvantaged groups? :

All objectives are gender sensitive to women and men of any planned action, such as legislation, policies and programmes targeting the least privileged and highly vulnerable (women, the poor) in decision making that do not routinely capture such groups, to analyze and determine investments associated with adaptation solutions based on (i) power imbalances, (ii) household and family relations, (iii) constraints to participation, (iv) different abilities to participate, and (v) perceived benefits.

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Devolution

Women Voices-ICT Choices

Choices for Women Voices in people's settlements is about Turning Bio sanitation facilities to be women-led information centers, that seeks to enable women informants (Voice champions) to promote good governance and citizen participation using ICT.

Submitted by (@info0042)

Which sub-theme question will you be answering and how? Refer to manual for the sub-theme questions :

How can we improve access to information on devolution so that we can increase citizen awareness and government responsiveness to citizens needs?

The project will pick 4 bio sanitation facilities in the slums of Nairobi where women will operate a menu of ICT choices (online mapping, mobile telephony, podcasts, community based FM radio stations, online portals) to coalate, and analyse Geo-referenced information in respect to the setting of priorities, county government budgeting and social audit

Describe the problem that your idea/project wants to address. :

The constitution delegates the responsibility of service delivery to the county government and outlines the need to have the marginalized communities and groups participate in county government decision making process. In the people’s settlements women, youth, children and people with disability are ignored in these processes and activities that prioritizes projects that need to address their individual problems like, sanitation, health, water and infrastructure

How does your idea/project engage local, regional or national governments as a means of increasing citizen engagement and/or government responsiveness? :

1. Through the e-government platforms women will be trained to interact, contribute and communicate issues emerging from the community.

2. The issues prioritized through the ICT centers will be presented to the ward development committees for resource allocation.

3. On legislative processes they will target the Members of County Assembly (MCA) to present views on policy processes.

4. The voice champions will also collect views of the public and petition MCAs on misuse of public resources.

How does your idea/concept engage with gender equality and/or the rights of disadvantaged groups? :

The project will enhance democracy and women participation through electronic connectivity to gather information on public service delivery, budgeting, planning and implementation of development projects in line with gender concerns. The women will also use their mobile phones to interrogate projects that don't meet gender balance thresholds as stipulated in the constitution. The ultimate goal is to ensure the marginalized groups are included as equal members spaces of leadership and governance.

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Climate Change and Resilience

Citizen Voice for Resilience

We will build a centralized ICT platform that will collect and visualize climate change data reported by citizens, NGOs and media. The data will be available to the government and public, and create a crowd-sourced environmental watchdog platform.

Submitted by (@sadman3)

Which sub-theme question will you be answering and how? Refer to manual for the sub-theme questions :

We will address how technology can be used to illustrate the economic impact of climate change and how we can improve citizen access to information on climate change to boost awareness. We will allow citizens and NGO workers to report frontline data on climate change. This information will be available to the public as well as government actors and help illustrate the economic, social and physical impact of climate change.

Describe the problem that your idea/project wants to address. :

There is no current platform by which people can submit firsthand data on climate change effects they witness or face themselves, such as river erosion, changes in agricultural patterns etc. The average Bangladeshi citizen lacks access to easily comprehensible data on the physical, economic and social impacts of climate change and thus the government lacks citizen feedback and engagement on the matter. Our project hopes to democratize and energize the conversation around climate change.

How does your idea/project engage local, regional or national governments as a means of increasing citizen engagement and/or government responsiveness? :

Enabling citizens to submit data and access the stories of others will boost their understanding of and engagement with normally abstract climate change issues. Increased engagement also produces political responsiveness. In addition, the apps will enable basic environmental tracking by state actors and civic watchdogs. Govt agencies such as Bangladesh Meteorology Dept, activists, academics and NGOs will be encouraged to use the data to support their work and engage their respective sectors.

How does your idea/concept engage with gender equality and/or the rights of disadvantaged groups? :

By using mobile tech, we will enable a bottom-up approach that will empower those who are most vulnerable to climate change – namely the impoverished and women – to contribute to a national and global conversation on sustainability they are usually excluded from and catalyze action. In addition, we will engage NGOs that focus on women and the disadvantaged in our coalition and the apps will ask for and visualize gender-related data where relevant.

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