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.
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.
West Africa: Additional financing to the ongoing project: Seamless operational forecast systems and technical assistance for capacity building in Western Africa
The project improves operational multi-hazard forecast systems (severe weather, floods and climate extremes) in the Sahel and West Africa region, underpinned by on-going observations and continuously updated historical data, robust forecasting systems, as well as related knowledge.
It further supports CREWS-related activities in Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Niger, Togo, and other countries in the region, through enhanced capacity of regional centers to support national level provision of warning services. In addition, WMO and WBG will jointly implement capacity building activities in Sierra Leone, which is one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change.