Connectivity Hub

The PLACARD Connectivity Hub is where the climate change adaptation (CCA) and disaster risk reduction (DRR) communities come together to better understand which organisations are working on what issues.

The Hub will improve collaboration, communication and coordination between the CCA and DRR communities.

  • A dynamic and interactive online visualisation of the CCA and DRR landscape of organisations and activities, connecting the topic-specific knowledge networks on CCA and DRR.
  • Newly developed taxonomies will provide excellent search capacity for discovering new projects, organisations and individuals with key expertise.
  • An ability to cluster information by sector, decision focus, geographical scope, funding instruments and institutions, with emphasis on key messages and lessons learned.

New keyword tagging technology will pull and interlink content from multiple climate change adaptation and disaster risk platforms. This content includes case studies, publications, authors and organisations, allowing users to find relevant evidence, expertise, tools and methods, good practice insights, and peers.

Through making content from multiple online platforms available in one space, the Connectivity Hub will help enhance collaboration by reducing incidences of redundancy and replication, which can arise from a lack of awareness of parallel and complementary work.

Data on the Hub will be shared from a range of European and global CCA and DRR platforms, such as as the European Climate Adatation Platform Climate-ADAPT, UNISDR’s knowledge sharing platform on disaster risk reduction, PreventionWeb, and SEI’s global climate adaptation platform, weADAPT. The design will provide a highly visual, interactive and comprehensive overview of CCA and DRR signature spaces.

The Connectivity Hub will be launched in late 2018.