Knowledge Management Cell

About KMC

Realising the importance of knowledge sharing and data dissemination to tackle the deleterious impacts of climate change, the National Mission on Strategic Knowledge Management was framed as part of the National Action Plan on Climate Change. To implement the objectives of the National Mission the States of India prepared the State Action Plan on Climate Change which also emphasizes the development of a knowledge base that supports the development of strategies to adapt or to mitigate to the consequences of changing climate. Collating the objectives of the national and the state missions, the present project aims for establishment of the Tamil Nadu State Climate Change-Knowledge Management Cell.

This cell envisions the creation of the Tamil Nadu State Climate Change – Data Bank that would serve as a definite repository of all the sector wise knowledge on climate change vulnerability which is scattered at present. The TNSCC-KMC will also serve as a decision support system for the sectors that plan to undertake vulnerability and risk analysis studies through protocols and pre-processed climate data and other sectoral data. The creation of this Tamil Nadu State Climate Change – Knowledge Portal is another aim of the project that will enhance understanding and easy access to the knowledge on climate change

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Objectives

  • To establish Tamil Nadu State Climate Change Knowledge Management Cell (TNSCC-KMC) with advanced research capabilities to take up climate change issues under DST (SCCC-DST).
  • To build DATA-BANK and a knowledge repository for storing and retrieving climate change information at the State level to be useful to all sectoral line departments, institutes/universities, public etc.
  • To establish a network with various stakeholders within the State.
  • To develop benchmark/assessment relevant for all adaptation and mitigation sectors.
  • To assess risk and vulnerability due to climate change in the State through academic institutions.
  • To develop capacity building for all relevant Departments of State Government/stakeholders, to create awareness on climate change and develop capabilities to handle various issues.
  • To conduct training programmes for all concerned Departments.
  • To develop a Climate Change Knowledge Portal for assisting decision makers in framing appropriate policy interventions in the activities of various Government Departments.

Team of KMC

Dr Jayanthi M IFS
(Director, DoE)
Principal Investigator
Dr. K. Palanivelu
(Director, CCC&AR, Anna University)
Dr. Ramachandran
(Emeritus Professor, CCC&AR)
Dr. J Anushiya
(Research Associate)
CCC&AR,
Anna University
Dr R Prasannavenkatesh
(Research Associate)
DoE
Dr. M. Sridevi karpagavalli
(Programme officer)
DoE
Mr. Ahamed Ibrahim S N
(Junior Research Fellow)
CCC&AR,
Anna University
Ms. Pavithrapriya S
(Junior Research Fellow)
CCC&AR,
Anna University
Mr.S.Guganesh
(Junior Research Fellow)
CCC&AR,
Anna University