Burkina Faso: Strengthening National Capacities for Early Warning System Service Delivery

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Burkina Faso: Strengthening National Capacities for Early Warning System Service Delivery

In Burkina Faso, CREWS aims to improve hydrometeorological services for early warning for flood-related risks and risk information for agriculture, food security and anticipation of severe weather impacts. 

The main focus of the project is on building the capacity of the National Meteorological Service and strengthening its cooperation with key sectoral ministries, departments and other stakeholders working in the above areas to put in place complete systems that deliver warnings and relevant information to end-users. This will be achieved through developing capabilities on data management, observation network monitoring and control, implementation of analysis, monitoring and forecast tools for weather and climate early warning, as well as strengthening the interface with information users. Enhancement of these basic capabilities will be complemented with support for integration of early warnings into national processes. The project will draw on advanced technical expertise from cooperating institutions to ensure access to relevant data, products, tools, training and equipment. 
 

Key Deliverables

  • Assessment of observation network processes and needs
  • Data base improvements
  • Short term forecast capabilities
  • Sub-seasonal to seasonal forecast
  • Analysis, nowcasting and climate watch tools
  • Risk information and forecast products for flood Early Warning
  • Risk information and forecast products for agriculture and food security
  • Institutional strengthening
  • Monitoring and Evaluation

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