ITU Workshop on “Tackling Climate Change and Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) Measurement” (Cotonou, Benin, 19 July 2012). Towards Concerted African Efforts in ICT and Climate Change ( Snapshots From ITU- T Q23/5, Egypt and Ghana). Nevine Tewfik
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“Tackling Climate Change and Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) Measurement”(Cotonou, Benin, 19 July 2012)
Director, Research, Policies and Strategic Planning
According to the ITU and Gesi report on Using ICTs to tackle Climate Change: There will be a predicted rise in average temperature of 1.1-6.4°C6 during the 21st century7. The results will be uneven in their distribution, with low-lying coastal areas at risk because of rising sea levels and sub- Saharan Africa at risk due to desertification… a growing number of refugees and increased pressure on water sources and vulnerable ecosystems. By 2020, up to a quarter of a billion Africans will experience increased water stress, and crop yields in some African countries are expected to drop…
The ITU Survey on ICT and Climate Change- 2011
Some countries provided more than one answer (e.g. Belgium=2, People’s Republic of China=2, Finland=3, Greece=7, Japan=3, Spain=2, Russian Federation=2, United Kingdom=2)Entries received from Ministries, Regulatory Authorities, Sector Members and Associates
*Number of entities that mentioned these types of challenges.
Nile Corridor for Communications & Information technology
Infrastructure & Policies
ICT Business Partnership
Market Research & Business Indicators
Women & child
In Process: e-waste Academy with Step Initiative… Water Management Workshop with ITU… Local Portal
Democracy & Governance
“Climate Change Adaptation, Mitigation and ICTs:
The Case of Ghana”
“Africa's contribution to greenhouse gases is low; however the continent is suffering the most in terms of the effects of climate change.
Cocoa for instance could become a rare crop in the next 15 years if something is not done to reverse the effects of climate change.”
H.E. John Dramani Mahama, Vice President, Ghana
Ghana’s Climate Change Adaptation
ICTs & CC Adaptation
Key Stages of the Adaptation Process:
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