Knowledge Management for Climate Change and Sustainable Development: An Initiative by the Indian State of Madhya Pradesh and a Proposed Framework
The IUP Journal of Knowledge Management, Vol. XVI, No. 3, July 2018, pp. 7-29
Posted: 27 Nov 2018
Date Written: November 5, 2018
Climate Change (CC) has in the recent past generated high interest across the globe. Related to CC has been the issue of sustainable development that is seen interlinked with these environmental changes. This has been more adverse in the developing and poor countries of Asia and Africa. Hence, CC mitigation and adaptation measures are increasingly becoming important. However, this requires the knowledge and skills about the situation assessment arising out of CC, the likely effects of CC with specific relevance to geographic areas, areas of impact, and the different skills related to corrective measures. This can involve different skills ranging from understanding of geography, environment, technology, policy, economics, human behavior, management, etc. In fact, Knowledge Management (KM) has been identified to be central to the response strategy to CC by various government and non-government agencies across the globe. Thus implementing KM systems for CC and sustainable development can be useful in such situations. This paper attempts to arrive at a framework for KM in such situations. The paper takes the background situation of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh and proposes a framework for stakeholder identification and their needs. It also suggests a unique delivery model suitable for such situations and guides on implementation of such system. The paper suggests a framework for KM that is apt in the public governance domain.
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