This social media guide aims at promoting African knowledge (in particular about climate change adaptation).
These are the appendixes which provide a more comprehensive list of resources and support information to use this guide most appropriately.



What are the key resources
Name of the resource
Social media
Promoting African knowledge (or local knowledge)
Climate change (adaptation)
Additional notes

A Guide to Web 2.0 for Researchers

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A detailed social media guide aimed at arts and humanities researchers, but relevant for anyone interested in learning more aboutusing Web 2.0 at all stages of the knowledge cycle
A Moving Story: putting the film in context
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A compelling story (November 2010) from the African Agricultural GIS Week 2010 highlights the need for social media tools in addition to traditional knowledge sharing tools.
A Social Media Boom Begins in Africa
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(Africa Renewal Online, UN) (December 2010)
Adaptation in Africa

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This initiative is funded by DfID and CIDA and crowns six years of research and capacity development efforts. This particular website "will feature the stories of Africa’s resilient farmers, pastoralists, fishers and livestock producers – women and men who are adapting to the harsh realities of climate variability, extremes and change across the continent."
Africa Social Media Pulse Check
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(Afrinnovator)
Africa: Social Media Updates
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(All Africa)
Africa’s New Generation is Using Social Media to Push for Change
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Guardian article about the rise of Africa's "cheetah generation" and their use of social media to initiate change.
African Social Media Tools Directory
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(Afrinnovator)
Ag, food and social media
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This webpage lists a number of useful resources for people working in the agricultural sector to embark on social media, in general, to get started and then for a number of key tools: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, blogs, LinkedIn, YouTube etc.
An African Social Media Strategist's Perspective on Climate Change
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(Connect4Climate video)
An interview with Kingo Mchombu
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Excellent interview (too old (2006) to make it to key references) about the challenges and opportunities of knowledge sharing in Africa and of promoting African knowledge.
Battle of Social Networking and Online Communities in Africa
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(Afrinnovator)
Cameroon Councils Create Network to Address Climate Change
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Inspiring article (April 2011) about a social network in Cameroon created by local councils to increase public and government participation in climate change efforts.
Can Cultural Connections Boost Adaptation to Climate Change?

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(Alert Net)
Climate change infographics


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Very interesting collection of infographics about climate change worldwide.
Climate Conversations: Building climate resilience with social media
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Thought-provoking article (June 2011) exploring the potential use of social media in the climate change knowledge cycle.
Community Based Adaptation Exchange


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(CBA-X) is a shared online resource designed to bring together and grow the CBA community: It provides a site for the exchange of up-to-date information about community-based adaptation, including news, events, case-studies, tools, policy resources, and videos.
CORDEX-Africa: Enhancing climate change knowledge in Africa
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(CDKN)
Cracking Open the Scientific Process
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(NY Times)
Creating your organization's social media strategy map
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IFAD social media guidelines
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IFAD's social media guidelines explain how IFAD has conceived its social media strategy and how staff members can use it. Powerpoint posted onto Slideshare.
Designing 21st century organizations with social tools
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Excellent presentation - if dated (June 2009) about a network-centric view of organizations
How Africa Tweets
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(Portland Communications Report)
How Scientists Can Reach Out With Social Media
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(SciDev Net)
ICGS Social Media Guide for Researchers
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This guide aims to provide the information needed to make an informed decision about using social media and select from the vast range of tools that are available.
ILRI comms wiki
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The wiki maintained by the communication and knowledge management team of the International Livestock Research Institute. Contains many questions and answers about social media and explains the practice of the institute with them.
Insights into mobile telecoms in Africa
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Very useful presentation (December 2011) about the state of mobile telephony in Africa. Comprises a lot of useful statistics
Knowledge management in the age of social media



Article (March 2011) addressing the paradigm shift from days of a single authoritative voice to a current online community of knowledge bearers and sharers.
List of Social Networks in Africa
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(OAfrica)
New Qualitative Research: Choosing Among Today's Qualitative Methods
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User guide (Spring 2011) showcasing the numerous benefits of using online and mobile communications for research.
Online Knowledge Sharing Tools: Any use in Africa?
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(M. van Doodewaard, KM4Dev)
Pinterest board: Africa social media
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A (starting) Pinterest board about social media in Africa. When last accessed (21 March) it contained only one pin





Regional Climate Change Adaptation Knowledge Platform for Asia


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The Adaptation Knowledge Platform has been developed to respond to demand for effective mechanisms for sharing information on climate change adaptation and for developing adaptive capacities in Asian countries.
ResearchGate
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Facebook for scientists and researchers. Users can create professional profiles, discuss their work in topic specific Q&A forums, share papers, search for jobs and discover conferences in their field.
ResearchBlog
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Members of ResearchGate can submit postings from their individual profile blogs to contribute to this larger, official blog. The highest-quality submissions are then selected and published.

Scientists Use Social Media

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Smart crowding for climate change: recommendations

Smart crowding for climate change: closing statements
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A couple of videos (October 2011) from the Connect4Climate campaign.* Discussion: Diversify approaches, bring traditional media, connect with face-to-face approaches, use text messages, using gaming as an opportunity for dialogue, enable sharing through use of local languages, focusing on right messages and capacity to use social media, use radio.
  • Closing statements: How can technology inform people locally and help map examples of climate change effects?
Social learning and sustainability: Exploring critical issues in relation to environmental change and governance
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Proceedings from a conference (June 2010) about social learning for sustainable development, with emphasis on climate change adaptation.

Social Media: A Guide for Researchers

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This guide (February 2011) provides practical information on a wide range of social media tools available which can facilitate the full research knowledge cycle.
Social Media and Adaptation to Climate Change
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(LGIU presentation)
Social Media and Climate Change: How communities can change the course of history
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(We First Blog)
Social Media and Research Workflow - UCL
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Raising awareness of social media amongst the research community: An exploratory data analysis of the preferences, perceptions and self-reported behaviour of researchers who are currently using social media tools to support their research activities, and those who are yet to use social media.
Social Media as a form of knowledge sharing
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(J.Wahlroos, Slideshare presentation)
Social Media for Research Institutions and Programmes
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(P.Casier, Thinking Knowledge Wiki)
Social Media in Africa



(Read Write Web)
Social Media, Journalism & Climate Change in Africa
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(A.Lesage-Possolo Slideshare presentation)
Social media revolution 2012
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A video (October 2011) highlighting some implications of the social media revolution
Social Media: Revolutionizing public health and climate change
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(K.Pillay, University of KwaZulu-Natal)
Social Media Statistics, by continent
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(Social Bakers)
Social Networking for Scientists
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(The Economist)
Sorting Africa's development puzzle

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A book (2010) criticizing the top-down development approach imposed by elites on African masses and proposes an alternative way: participatory social learning. The full book is viewable here.
Study: Twitter played a pivotal role in Arab Spring
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Article (September 2011) explaining the central role of Twitter in covering the Arab spring.
Tactical technology collective
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An initiative that focuses on using information to effect change. Contains in particular a great series of toolkits and guides that are helpful for online activists.
Talking About Social Media and Researchers
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(T. Hooely, Co-Author of Social Media: A Guide for Researchers)





The 4Cs of social media
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Slightly dated blog post (July 2009) but excellent framework to use social media for collective action
The conversation - an introduction to social media
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This is a dated presentation (November 2008) but it has been favorited over 350 times and viewed over 50,000 times on Slideshare. It brings a good and simple idea of the central aspect of social media: the conversation
The power of social media - the Kony story
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A presentation (March 2012) looking at the success of the most viral campaign ever made
The social learning revolution
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Excellent blog post (February 2012) about the social learning revolution and how social media fit in that picture





Using Social Media to Benefit Your Research
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(Vitae: 21st Century Research Profiles)










Social media changing the way we communicate
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Article (March 2012) about the implications of social media for corporate communication strategies





Understanding social media ecology
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Blog post (April 2011) about a framework supporting a social media strategy and related to: presence, relationships, reputation, groups, conversations and sharing.










Why the future of African journalism lies in mobile social networks
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A slideshare presentation (November 2009) featuring interesting initiatives and trends for Africa to seize the potential of social media, for journalism and particularly using mobile phones.
45 BaseCamp alternatives
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A listing of 45 social media project management tools that offer alternatives to BaseCamp.
50 fun, useful and totally random resources for nonprofits
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