Localizing information to motivate community action
Panos London supports journalists 'translating' climate change summits for local contexts, helping make climate change information much more actionable for communities.
The Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy writes,
Sources:LKYSPP Asian Trends Monitoring Bulletin, December 2010, pg 13:
WWF. 2008. “From Fossil to Future with Innovative ICT Solutions: Increased CO2 Emissions from ICT Needed to Save the Climate.” Technology for Better Business Outcomes, Barcelona, 17-19 March. Available at: http://www.pamlin.net/written/documents/Fossil2Future-WWF-ICT.pdf
Houghton, John. 2009. “ICT and the Environment in Developing Countries: An Overview of Opportunities and Developments.” Communications & Strategies, 1 (76) 39-60.
7. Ospina, Angelica Valeria and Richard Heeks. 2010. “Unveiling the Links Between ICTs & Climate Change in Developing Countries: A Scoping Study.” Centre for Development Informatics, University of Manchester. Available at: http://www.niccd.org/ScopingStudy.pdf
BCO Alliance.2009. “Planting the Knowledge Seed: Adapting to Climate Change Using ICTs.” Eds. Patrick P. Kalas and Alan Finlay. Available at: http://www.bcoalliance.org/Climate-Change
Osterwalder, Alexander. 2007. “ICT in Developing Countries: A Cross-Sectoral Snapshot.” Available at: http://www.hec.unil.ch/aosterwa/Documents/InternetInEmergingMarkets/Publications/ISGLOB03.pdf
Rural tourism could develop local communities in Indonesia
The Strategic Foresight Group writes,
"In 2008, the government launched a pilot project to transform villages into tourist destinations. Rural tourism includes village tours and outdoor activities such as farming, local games, traditional music and dance. Initially, the government developed tourism in 50 villages across Indonesia. By the end of 2010, there will be around 200 villages developed as tourist destinations. Indonesia has the potential to expand such initiatives because villages have diversity of cultures, traditions and handicrafts to attract tourists."
Sources:The Strategic Foresight Group, Nov 2010, page 12: http://newsletters.clearsignals.org/SFG_July2010.pdf#page=12
‘Borobudur to Woo Visitors with New Tourist Villages.’ Jakarta Globe. 20 January 2010.
‘Government set to Develop More tourism Villages.’ Jakarta Post. 9 July 2010.
‘Government to Develop Tourism in 200 Villages.’ Jakarta Post. 7 March 2010.
‘Underdeveloped Villages.’ Indonesia Matters. 13 September 2006.