The power of ‘tech plus people’ in collective climate action

India’s rural economy, largely dependent on rainfed agriculture, is increasingly vulnerable to climate change. More frequent, intense heatwaves and unpredictable rains undermine farmers’ efforts to protect crops and sustain their families. In 2021, to support communities to cope with crises, ‘CRISP-M’ was launched: an accessible online tool that helps communities predict, prepare for and manage climate impacts. This case study collection illustrates a key learning from the pilot phase: for best impact with marginalised and rural communities, climate technology must be accompanied by inclusive community engagement.