The CREWS Cambodia and Lao PDR project aims to strengthen capacities at national and regional level to provide Hydromet, early warning and response services to ensure that vulnerable populations in Cambodia and Lao PDR are reached through effective and inclusive risk-informed early warning services. Enhanced access to effective early action - early warning services is expected to contribute to enhance climate change adaptative capacities and strengthen climate and disaster resilience. The project has been designed around the four elements of an EWS and based on a consultative process with EWS stakeholders including, the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs), National Disaster Management Organizations (NDMOs), UN Country Teams, subnational governments, civil society organizations, private sector entities, and other relevant sector departments, stakeholders, actors/experts. It is important that Cambodia and Lao PDR are supported to address such challenges, therefore a set of actions (recommendations) are designed using these findings which will help develop, evaluate and refine their EWS. These actions have been categorised into five broad outcomes (composed of a set of country-driven activities).
- strengthening governance mechanism and creating an enabling environment
- enhancing capacity of NMHSs to provide forecasts and warnings
- strengthening information and communication technology of the national services
- enhanced preparedness and response capability
- improved integration of gender and disability inclusiveness across the EWS value chain.