Strengthening Climate Information and Early Warning Systems

What is the project about

The Strengthening Climate Information and Early Warning Systems in Africa  for Climate Resilient Development and Adaptation to Climate Change project was launched in Ethiopia in the presence of high level governmental officials and key stakeholders.

The project taps powerfully into Ethiopia’s need of generating high quality climate information and it will focus on strengthening the capacity of national and regional offices of the National Meteorological Agency, the Ministry of Agriculture, and the Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy. This will help to monitor climate change, generate reliable hydro-meteorological information, and combine the collected facts with environmental and socio-economic information. Resulting data and knowledge will be used for developing information products to improve evidence-based decision-making for early warning, preparedness, and adaptation responses as well as regular development planning.

What have we accomplished so far

A platform with three government key partners (NMA, DRMFSS and Hydrology and Water Quality Directorate) established.

The Ethiopian Climate Information and Early Warning Systems project complements a regional initiative, the Multi Country Support Programme on Climate Information and Early Warning Systems in Africa, which was initiated through the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) in April 13-14, 2014.

Who Finances it?



USD 4.5 million has been provided for this project in financing by the Global Environment Facility/Least Developed Country Fund GEF/LDCF.

 

 

Delivery in previous fiscal year

Project Overview
Status:
active
Project start date:
2013
Estimated end date:
2017
Geographic coverage:
National
Focus Area:
Disaster Risk Management, Climate Change Adaptation
MDG
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Project officer:
Ababu Anage, Ababu.Anage@undp.org
Partners:
National Meteorological Agency,
Responsible Parties
• Hydrology and Water Quality Department of the Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy; • Disaster Risk management and Food security Sector of the Ministry of Agriculture; • 11 Regional offices of the National Meteorological Agency, and 11 Regional offices of the Hydrology and Water Quality Department of the Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy