Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS CACIP?
WHAT ORGANIZATIONS ARE BEHIND THE DEVELOPMENT OF CACIP?
Central Asia Climate Information Platform (CACIP) is funded by the World Bank within the framework of Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Program for Aral Sea Basin (CAMP4ASB) of the Central Asia Regional Environmental Center (CAREC) and ICARDA (The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas) project in cooperation with iMMAP international not-for-profit organization.
WHAT IS THE GEOGRAPHIC COVERAGE OF CACIP?
CACIP covers the Central Asian countries: Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan. It also provides regional outlook, as well as country specific information.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF CACIP?
Platform provides comprehensively streamlined data and information on climate and related parameters for the Central Asia. Platform acts like one-stop-shop (portal) for the climate data at regional to national scales.
WHAT IS UNIQUE IN CACIP?
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM THE PLATFORM?
Organizations: ministries, agencies various institutions, government. Serves various community roles, i.e: Citizens, Trainers, Researchers, Farmers, Decision Makers, and other stakeholders.
WHAT KIND OF KNOWLEDGE PRODUCTS ARE AVAILABLE?
CACIP Knowledge & Data Products includes climate related specific publications (journal articles, books (including reviews and chapters), thesis, paper, report, newspaper article, educational and training material, presentation, video, audio and infographics, blogs, news, events, spatial and statistical data.
ARE THERE ANY TRAINING/DEMONSTRATIONS ON CACIP? ARE THERE ANY GUIDING DOCUMENTS?
Special e-learning module that contains various thematic webinars and courses is integrated in CACIP. To explore the module the user needs to enter Resources menu and choose E-learning in the drop-down list.
WHO WILL ADD NATIONAL DATA TO THE PLATFORM? HOW THIS PROCESS IS LEGALLY REGULATED?
CACIP relies on open data to develop the platform. The Platform can enable registered organizations to login and upload their open data. Furthermore, organizations can set up their website/platform to allow automatically harvest data, and CACIP Team can provide guidance if needed. Please contact by email firstname.lastname@example.org for any propositions.
DATA MANAGEMENT & OWNERSHIP
IS USING CACIP FREE?
CACIP relies on open access and free online resources, hence, all CACIP products are free of charge.
WHAT CAN I DO IF DATA I NEED IS NOT PROVIDED BY PRIMARY SOURCE FOR FREE?
CACIP may find climate related resources, which are not free. In this case, it redirects the users to the original source for communicating directly with the data provider.
WHAT ARE THE RULES TO USE, COPY, AND REPRODUCE DATA FROM CACIP?
All efforts are to make CACIP as open as possible. The Knowledge Hub gives all users the full permissions to find, download, and visualize (if available) open data/knowledge products. For the data, which is not free, some functionalities like downloading could be disabled).
WILL I BE REMUNERATED FOR WORKING/GIVING DATA FOR CACIP?
WHAT ARE THE SOURCES OF DATA AND INFORMATION IN CACIP?
HOW CAN I CONTRIBUTE TO THE POOL OF RESOURCES?
CACIP Knowledge Hub will enable registered users to log in and upload data/knowledge products.
WHERE DATA IS STORED? HOW DATA IS GATHERED?
HOW PLATFORM CAN ACCOMMODATE MY NEEDS OF TARGETED USER PREFERENCES?
The Knowledge Hub gives all users to find, download, and visualize (if available) open data/knowledge products. The actions that require user registration are: uploading data/knowledge products, and forum access. Any CACIP user can do targeted search over the data/knowledge products available on the platform to filter based on:
- topic, as an example: a. Water Management, b. Climate Change, c. Risk Assessment, d. Food Security, e. Sustainable Agroecosystems, f. Land Degradation;
- geo-coverage as: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and International;
- type, as an example: map layers, datasets, publications, visualization, news and blogs.
WILL CACIP WORK OFFLINE OR IN REMOTE AREAS?
WILL IT SUPPORT ALL 5 LANGUAGES OF CENTRAL ASIAN COUNTRIES?
CACIP first availability will be in Russian and English language defaulted to EN. In later stages, CACIP will include five Central Asian languages.
IS CACIP SUPPORTED BY PORTABLE PERSONAL DEVICES?
CACIP design is responsive, and is able to adapt its graphical interface to the device characteristics (screen size and ratio) of the user. CACIP Interface will be accessible through all desktop and mobile devices.
HOW PLATFORM RECOVERS FROM SYSTEM (INTERNAL/EXTERNAL) FAILURES, AND ALERTS FOR FAILURES IN THE SYSTEM?
WHAT IS THE TIMEFRAME FOR CACIP DEVELOPMENT? WHERE CAN I FIND DOCUMENTS?
DID YOU COLLECT FEEDBACK FROM FARMERS?
We have conducted farmer consultations in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. During the meetings, we have presented and explained the features of the platform, conducted surveys and took into account their advice in the development of the Platform. The reports of the farmer consultations you can read in Russian and English.
WHICH ORGANIZATIONS ARE CONTACT POINTS IN EACH COUNTRY?
The key organizations for CACIP development are those steering CAMP4ASB program. We expect that the number of organizations managing CACIP will grow over the time thanks to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Within each country, there are reference organizations in accordance with data types and user typologies.
HOW PLATFORM IS MANAGED AT REGIONAL, COUNTRY AND ORGANIZATIONAL LEVEL? WHICH GOVERNMENT AGENCIES ARE INVOLVED? HOW THOSE PROCESSES ARE LEGALLY REGULATED?
CACIP will be managed by a Steering Committee, which would be formed once the first pilot is released. It is expected that partners will rotate on different data domain and facilitate the forum area of the platform.
WHAT CAN I DO TO CACIP LIVE LONG?
HOW CAN I WORK FOR CACIP AS A CONSULTANT? IS THERE TERMS OF REFERENCE?
The organizations, which will manage CACIP might need consultancy services in the future. ToR will be developed by them once there will be an open vacancy.