6 October 2011

Communication (technology), communities and climate change, how to transfer these experiences in HIA practice?

An interesting post on how the use of Information and Communities Technologies ICTs can influences cultural identities. “On the one hand, the use and appropriation of ICT tools can contribute to strengthen cultural identity through the documentation and sharing of indigenous knowledge and traditions, the production of local content…. But on the other, the increased penetration of ICTs could undermine the cultural identity of marginalised rural communities by introducing new forms of exclusion,…”

The role of ICTs is increasingly important in disaster management and in adaptation to climate change. What can the HIA community learn from these cases and how can we increase its use in the HIA practice?