West Africa Region: Seamless Operational Forecast Systems and Technical Assistance for Capacity Building

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West Africa Region: Seamless Operational Forecast Systems and Technical Assistance for Capacity Building

In the West Africa Region, CREWS strengthens regional entities to engage with national hydrometeorological agencies in the region to improve risk information and early warning services at national level.

The main objective is an operational severe weather, flood and climate forecast system, underpinned by on-going observations and continuously updated historical data, that provides monitoring and forecast outputs and products, as well as related knowledge, in support of CREWS-related activities in Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, and other countries in the region, through enhanced capacity by regional centers to support national level provision of risk information and end-to-end early warning services.

 

Key Deliverables

  • Provides the interface for a coupled regional-national data processing and forecast system

  • Strengthens regional monitoring and forecast systems on multiple timescales, prioritizing those relevant for severe weather and flood early warning and for reducing agriculture and food security-related risk
  • Manages, further strengthens the broad base of support offered by the regional centres through twinning arrangements with the European RCC network.