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The annual ICT4D Conferences have proven to be an invaluable opportunity for NGOs, private sector organizations, universities, governmental agencies and foundations to share their experience in using ICT to increase the impact of development programs and to learn from each other.  In 2016, 715 individuals from 76 countries and 301 private sector and public sector and civil society explored the ways to harness the full power of digital solutions to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.  Our thanks to Accenture, Catholic Relief Services, Esri, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, iMerit Technology Services, Inmarsat, IS Solutions, Making All Voices Count, Mercy Corps, Microsoft, NetHope, Oxfam, Pandexio, Qualcom Wireless Reach, RTI International, SimbaNet and World Vision for making that possible.

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Tuesday, May 17 • 16:00 - 16:45
Mapping Risks and Opportunities of Climate Change to Subsistence Farmers LIMITED

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One of the main socioeconomic activities practiced in Eastern Africa, and at large Sub-Saharan Africa, is crop farming. Crop farming is regarded as weather sensitive, especially on the cultivation of staple crops which are highly relied upon by subsistence farmers. In the light of climate change, staple crop farming faces both challenges and also opportunities due to their entire reliance on climate conditions (rainfall and temperature). The study explores an approach to identify the risks and opportunities of climate change to subsistence farmers through vulnerability assessment using Geo-information technology in four Eastern Africa countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. The vulnerability assessment adopts the start point approach (Benjamin et al., 2011), by using spatial multi-criteria evalution on 3 proxy determinants: Exposure (of stable crops to climate change); sensitivity (of farmers to climate change); and coping capacity (of farmers to climate change), to identify areas at risk and areas of opportunity in the presence of climate change.

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Peter Mwangi

Proffesional Associate, African Biodiveristy Conservation and Innovation Centre
Over 10 years' experience in Geospatial technology with focus on natural resource monitoring and assessment with wide range of experience working with NGOs and international organizations on a number of published projects such as the Elephant Database, Mapping Risks and Opportunities of climates change to subsistence farmers and Africa's Lakes, Atlas of Our Changing Environment among others. Currently he is working with ITC/Tweente University... Read More →



Tuesday May 17, 2016 16:00 - 16:45
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