weADAPT is developed and maintained by the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI). Content is curated both by SEI and a network of Knowledge Partners.
weADAPT started life as 'wikiADAPT' and has grown into a collection of over 1000 articles and case studies. The technical development of weADAPT is based on extensive consultation with Knowledge Partners by the Stockholm Environment Institute. It has been the result of collaborations over several years between SEI and many Knowledge Partners including IIED, IDS (CBAx), CSAG (UCT), UNEP RRCAP, SENSA, Oxfam GB, CIFOR, UNITAR, Google.org, ENDA and START. To become a Knowledge Partner, see here.
weADAPT is an online ‘open space’ on climate adaptation issues (including the synergies between adaptation and mitigation) which allows practitioners, researchers and policy makers to access credible, high quality information and to share experiences and lessons learnt with the weADAPT community. It is designed to facilitate learning, exchange, collaboration and knowledge integration to build a professional community of research and practice on adaptation issues while developing policy-relevant tools and guidance for adaptation planning and decision-making.
What can I do on weADAPT?
weADAPT is designed to bring information to you in an intelligent and personalized way. Going beyond knowledge sharing, weADAPT’s semantic platform not only makes our collective knowledge linked and integrated in meaningful ways but is also responsive to your needs and interests.
Find out more about how you can learn on weADAPT here.
Sharing content on weADAPT is easy - you can share information about your latest project, reports, published articles, case studies and other relevant information. Sharing can help potential collaborators and sponsors find your work, and can help you connect with other members.
Find out more about how you can share on weADAPT here.
weADAPT links you with other climate adaptation professionals, who share similar interests to you, based on your profile description and the work you publish, helping you find and connect to people doing similar things. The Adaptation Layer also allows you to view projects operating in similar fields or in your geographic area, allowing you to connect and collaborate.
Find out more about how you can connect on weADAPT here
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weADAPT uses lots of advanced technology behind the scenes to link related content together and make it easy to explore and discover content.
We use the Open Calais service to scan all content contributed to weADAPT and extract semantic metadata from it along with the reegle tagging API. These services allow us to automatically assign semantic tags to our content which can be used to associate it with related content and give users other ways to explore the issue they are interested in. These tags also feed into our SOLR powered site search functionality intelligently linking content together.
weADAPT is maintained and developed by the Stockholm Environment Institute.