Towards a design research model for climate services: Experiences from a development project in mozambique

As one part of our research efforts and exploration in Africa, we have visited the Chokwe Irrigation System area in Mozambique in order to develop hybrid grass-root mobile climate services for and with local farmers to support their cultivation practices. The lessons learned along the explorations inspired us to elaborate an appropriate design research framework for the particular action design research process, which would facilitate us to develop holistic grass-root mobile climate services for local farmers in a developing country. The main outcome of the study was the updated design research framework for the task.

J. Helminen, A. J. Leao, V. Myllynpää, S. Gaiani, M. Apiola, and E. Sutinen. Towards a design research model for climate services: Experiences from a development project in mozambique. In F. Mekuria, E. Nigussie, and T. Tegegne, editors, Information and Communication Technology for Development for Africa, pages 260–269, Cham, 2019. Springer International Publishing