The Connectivity Hub is part of the PLAtform for Climate Adaptation and Risk reduction (PLACARD) project, which aims to increase collaboration and cooperation, and to decrease fragmentation and redundancy between the climate change adaptation (CCA) and disaster risk reduction (DRR) communities. SEI is a leader in the project, which is part of the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme.

The Connectivity Hub is designed to provide a highly visual, interactive and comprehensive overview of potentially related CCA and DRR matters. A search through the hub can:

  • generate a dynamic and interactive online visualisation of the landscape of relevant organisations and activities that connect CCA and DRR knowledge networks.
  • create a cluster of information by sector, decision focus, geographical scope and risk  ̶  with an emphasis on key messages and lessons learned.
  • guide users to content that help users to find relevant evidence, expertise, tools and methods, and good practice insights, and to make contact with organisations and peers at work on related issues.

This video explains how the Connectivity Hub works:

“The increasing ability to harness data and to repurpose it in innovative, visually powerful ways provides new avenues for learning from existing initiatives, and for accelerating the bridging of science to action”, said Sukaina Bharwani, the SEI senior research fellow who leads the project.

Give the Connectivity Hub a try, and do provide feedback! The hub is still evolving, with a newer version that incorporates more data from more resources expected in 2019.