Research Article ICTs in Climate Change Communication in the Pacific Islands
Community participation is essential to effectively address communities’ needs in relation to climate change. Conventionalmedia forms that are easily accessible in the Paciªc Islands region, including digital media, require strategic integrationof both message creation and dissemination with stakeholder inclusion. This article argues that use of informationand communication technologies (ICTs) not only enables information dissemination, but also invites localparticipation in communicative processes. Greater citizen engagement in content creation improves community understandingof the issues around climate change by including local perspectives, cultural knowledge, and concernsspeciªc to the area. Recording, sharing, and discussing these changes in community settings will inform new thinking,with the potential to change perceptions and attitudes toward this urgent problem.