Haiti: Support for the Hydrometeorological Unit of Haiti (UHM) for sustainable operability and the implementation of a relevant and efficient hydrometeorological warning system

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Haiti: Support for the Hydrometeorological Unit of Haiti (UHM) for sustainable operability and the implementation of a relevant and efficient hydrometeorological warning system

To improve the capacity of UHM to develop and deliver co-produced multi-hazard alerts, as well as to strengthen its cooperation with key ministries, priority sectors and communities that will increase the effectiveness of Haiti’s early warning system.

This will be done through improving the technical capacities of UHM to better calibrate and integrate systems for flood warning; improve the numerical weather prediction use and forecasts and to have an overall quality management system. These areas will be supported by the existence of a more robust governance framework that will be reflected in a National Strategic Plan for UHM that is currently being developed under the Canada ECCC’s Haiti project. This framework is expected to outline the specific service delivery areas of UHM, how it will work with its national and sectoral stakeholders and the nature of support that will be available for its sustained functioning. There will also be the refining of its delivery of services to targeted stakeholders identified within this initiative to assist in accessing forecasts, interpreting and translating into evidence-based actions that will seek to minimize impact. 
 

Key Deliverables

  • Enhanced UHM to deliver high quality services to Civil Protection and other stakeholders
  • Established/Improved hydrometeorological warning system
  • Enhanced preparedness and response capacities at national and community levels

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