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Linking adaptation and DRR – the PLACARD Connectivity Hub


The PLACARD Connectivity Hub is designed to link people with the knowledge they need and avoid redundancy and replication. The Hub helps you find information that you may not know exists, and to find it quickly and easily.

The Hub provides a highly visual, interactive, and comprehensive overview of knowledge on Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), and links to the people producing this knowledge. Its searches rely on terminology and keywords that are carefully curated for CCA and DRR communities. Making these fine-tuned searches possible is a new PLACARD glossary that includes definitions of commonly used terms by using taxonomies for CCA and DRR. The glossary supports the discovery of new projects, organisations and individuals with key expertise. The Hub provides:

  • Dynamic and interactive visualisations of organisations, activities, and information that bridge topic-specific CCA and DRR knowledge networks.
  • Content (including articles, projects, and organisations) to help users find relevant evidence, expertise, peers, tools, methods, and good practice insights.

Despite the overwhelming wealth of information available, there is a significant gap between research, policy, and action. Many, separate and unlinked activities take place in parallel and in “silos” that do not connect with one another, leading to wasted talent, energy, and opportunities. The Connectivity Hub was created to generate synergies, open dialogues, and to foster collaboration and learning.

Organizations involved with the Hub:

  • PLACARD, (the PLAtform for Climate Adaptation and Risk reDuction) created the Connectivity Hub, which is designed and led by the Stockholm Environment Institute. The Hub links data from several European and global CCA and DRR platforms, including:
  • Climate-ADAPT, the European Climate Adaptation Platform;
  • PreventionWeb, the knowledge-sharing program of the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster REduction (UNISDR);
  • Eldis, a knowledge-sharing platform on development issues, and BRIDGE, a specialized gender and development research and information service, both hosted by the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex; and
  • weADAPT, the global climate adaptation platform and network of the Stockholm Environment Institute.

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Published in Climate-ADAPT May 21 2019   -   Last Modified in Climate-ADAPT Dec 12 2023

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