Strengthening Climate Information and Early Warning Systems for Climate Resilient Development

Strengthening Climate Information and Early Warning Systems for Climate Resilient Development

This Thematic Area, Strengthening Climate Information and Early Warning Systems for Climate Resilient Development and adaptation to climate change, is supporting the development of Early Warning Systems (EWS) across Africa, Asia and the Pacific in order to help them respond to both short-term/rapid onset climatic hazards (e.g. cyclones, floods and storms), as well as long-term/slow onset hazards (e.g. drought and long-term climate change).

This Thematic Area, Strengthening Climate Information and Early Warning Systems for Climate Resilient Development and adaptation to climate change, is supporting the development of Early Warning Systems (EWS) across Africa, Asia and the Pacific in order to help them respond to both short-term/rapid onset climatic hazards (e.g. cyclones, floods and storms), as well as long-term/slow onset hazards (e.g. drought and long-term climate change).

UNDP’s efforts on risk management for resilience, will ensure that there are comprehensive systems at country, sub-regional and regional levels for risk reduction as well as preparedness and rapid response to natural disasters. These efforts also include rapid recovery from natural disasters. Initiatives under this programme aim to generate effective EWS by integrating the following four main elements: 

  1. Risk knowledge: Systematically collecting data and undertaking risk assessments.
  2. Monitoring and predicting: Developing hazard monitoring and early warning services, including weather and hydrological monitoring equipment, improving forecast capabilities and the use of these technologies within agricultural advisories, flood risk monitoring and supply chain management.
  3. Disseminating information: Communicating risk information and reliable warnings to potentially affected locations through traditional and new media.
  4. Responding to warnings: Building national and community response capabilities to act effectively when warnings are received.

For updates on UNDP Early Warning Systems and Climate Resilient Development projects in Africa, visit the UNDP-EWS Africa Blog.

For updates on UNDP Early Warning Systems and Climate Resilient Development projects in Asia Pacific, visit the UNDP-EWS Asia Pacific Blog

More information on relevant UNDP supported programmes can be obtained through the following links:

·           National/Sub-national/community planning and budgeting       

·           Early Warning Systems (EWS) for different types of hazards

·           Early Warning Systems (EWS) for key sectors

Projects

Building Resilient Communities, Wetland Ecosystems and Associated Catchments in Uganda

The "Building Resilient Communities, Wetland Ecosystems and Associated Catchments in Uganda" project will support the Government of Uganda in the management of critical wetlands that are being affected by a changing climate.

Saving Lives, Protecting Agriculture Based Livelihoods in Malawi (M-Climes)

Climate change severely threatens sustainable development opportunities for Malawi. The country faces a number of climate-induced disasters including floods, droughts, stormy rains and strong winds.

Programme on Climate Information for Resilient Development in Africa (CIRDA)

Climate stresses and low adaptive capacity are increasing Africa´s vulnerability to climate change. Climate related shocks to the economy, vulnerable populations, ecosystems and infrastructure threaten development goals and poverty alleviation strategies.

Strengthening Climate Information and Early Warning Systems in Gambia

The EWS project in Gambia responds directly to the priorities and actions identified in the NAPA of Gambia. The NAPA articulates the need for securing, transferring and installing critical technologies, as well as developing the necessary systems for climate change-related information to permeate into decision-making processes.

Strengthening Liberia's Climate Information and Services to Enhance Climate Resilient Development and Adaptation

This project responds to priorities and actions identified in the Liberia's NAPA which articulate the need for securing, transferring and installing critical technologies, as well as developing the necessary systems for climate change-related information to permeate into decision-making processes.

Strengthening Climate Information and Early Warning Systems in Sierra Leone

The project, "Strengthening Climate Information and Early Warning Systems for Climate Resilient Development and Adaptation in Sierra Leone", responds to priorities and actions identified in the NAPA of Sierra Leone which articulate the need for securing, transferring and installing critical technologies, as well as developing the necessary systems for climate change-related information to perme

Strengthening Climate Information and Early Warning Systems in Zambia

This project, "Strengthening Climate Information and Early Warning Systems in Zambia to support climate resilient development", responds to priorities and actions identified in the NAPA of Zambia which articulate the need for securing, transferring and installing critical technologies, as well as developing the necessary systems for climate change-related information to permeate into decision-m

Strengthening Climate Information and Early Warning Systems in São Tomé and Príncipe

In response to adaptation technology needs addressed in the NAPA of São Tomé and Príncipe, this project aims at helping this Small Island Developing State (SIDS) secure and transfer critical Early Warning Systems (EWSs) technologies. Expected impacts include benefits for the poor excluded from large protective infrastructure project, and long term planning for land use, agricultural planning and hydro electricity.

Strengthening Climate Information and Early Warning Systems in Burkina Faso

The project, "Strengthening Climate Information and EWS in Western and Central Africa: Burkina Faso", responds to priorities and actions identified in the NAPA of Burkina Faso which articulate the need for securing, transferring and installing critical technologies, as well as developing the necessary systems for climate change-related information to permeate into decision-making processes.

Strengthening Climate Information and Early Warning Systems in Ethiopia

The project, "Strengthening Climate Information and Early Warning Systems in Ethiopia to Support Climate Resilient Development", responds to priorities and actions identified in the NAPA of Ethiopia which articulate the need for securing, transferring and installing critical technologies, as well as developing the necessary systems for climate change-related information to permeate int

Strengthening Climate Information and Early Warning Systems in Uganda

This project, "Strengthening Climate Information and Early Warning Systems in Uganda to support climate resilient development", responds to priorities and actions identified in the NAPA of Uganda which articulate the need for securing, transferring and installing critical technologies, as well as developing the necessary systems for climate change-related information to permeate into decision-m