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2016

Airbus Flood and Drought Resilience : Earth Observation-enabled decision support for flood and drought resilience in Ethiopia and Kenya

Kenya and Ethiopie

Department for International Development UKAID

Titre : Airbus Flood and Drought Resilience : Earth Observation-enabled decision support for flood and drought resilience in Ethiopia and Kenya

Pays : Kenya and Ethiopie

Numéro du projet : GB-GOV-13-GCRF-UKSA_NS_UKSA-029

Organismes de mise en œuvre : AIRBUS

Durée : Actual Start 19 Dec 2016 // 31 Oct 2020

Présentation
Both Ethiopia and Kenya are flood and drought prone with significant mortality and economic losses frequently attributed to such events in each country. This project focuses on building resilience to these events in order to lessen risk and support economic resilience. In Ethiopia work is focused on developing an improved understanding of flood and drought hazards and risks to help build social and economic resilience to water-related problems. In Kenya the focus is on the effectiveness of using EO data for the micro-insurance market and Government Institutions ; an important tool for farmers who currently have little or no access to detailed information. This will be supported by the improved delivery of tailored information to assist decision-making related to flood and drought at the following geographical levels : • Ethiopia : at river basin level (working with the Ministry of Finance and Economic Cooperation). • Kenya : at local level (working with women farmer intermediaries and micro-insurance actors) and at county and sub-county level (working with the National Drought Management Authority). Information will include : • Ethiopia : assessments of risks and socio-economic damage due to flood and drought provided to the Climate Resilience Green Economy secretariat. Information will be in the form of reports, maps, statistics, probability of occurrence, model outputs, etc. This will allow authorities to improve planning for both food shortages and adaptation measures for climate change. • Kenya : historical and current information on drought and flood occurrences. In particular, the actual information will inform a continuous monitoring process for crop status on a 10-day and 20-metre basis. This will support the following scenarios : • micro-insurance providers making decisions on farmer compensation. • governmental authorities improving management of flood disasters and periods of food shortages, and, addressing government subsidies. • farmer communities making decisions on selling/ buying pastoral goods on the market during crisis periods. Capacity building in both Ethiopia and Kenya will take place with the end-users of the online dashboard.

Financement : DEPARTMENT FOR BUSINESS, ENERGY AND INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY
Project budget : £2,044,386

Présentation (UKAID)

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