Other hazards related to droughts such as frost and bush fires are also indirectly addressed. The project seeks to create end-to-end EWS focused on reducing drought impacts, while at the same time leveraging and providing a foundation for EWS focused on other hazards, and specifically flooding.
The project addresses improved weather observations, climate data management of historical data for the monitoring of drought, climate data rescue, state-of-the-art seasonal forecasting coupled with monitoring and advisories for drought, and a more efficient distribution of alerts and information suitable for decision making at a national and local level. The main focus 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. Enhancement of these basic capabilities will be complemented with support for integration of early warnings into national processes. The project draws on advanced technical expertise from cooperating institutions to ensure access to relevant data, products, tools, training and equipment.
- Assessment and user requirements
- Improvement of observations and databases
- Weather and climate monitoring and forecasts
- Drought and preliminary assessments on flood and flash flood support to early warning system development
- Institutional strengthening
- Support process in the management and monitoring and evaluation activities