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Strengthening Climate Information and Early Warning Systems in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso

Titre : Strengthening Climate Information and Early Warning Systems in Burkina Faso

Pays : Burkina Faso

Dates :  : 2012

Description du projet
The project, "Strengthening Climate Information and EWS in Western and Central Africa : Burkina Faso", responds to priorities and actions identified in the NAPA of Burkina Faso which articulate the need for securing, transferring and installing critical technologies, as well as developing the necessary systems for climate change-related information to permeate into decision-making processes. The technologies required to achieve these aims will increase the capacity of the national early warning network to forewarn and rapidly respond to extreme climate events.

To allow Burkina Faso to better manage severe weather related disasters, food security and agricultural production, scarce and dwindling water resources and make their socioeconomic development process less vulnerable to climate-related risks it is essential to : •enhance the capacity of hydro-meteorological services and networks for predicting climatic events and associated risks ; •develop a more effective, efficient and targeted delivery of climate information including early warnings ; •support improved and timely preparedness and response to forecast climate-related risks and vulnerabilities.

These objectives require developing robust weather and climate observation, forecasting, and monitoring infrastructure, which can be rapidly deployed, is relatively easy to maintain, and simple to use. Such a weather and climate monitoring system can provide countries with the capacity to develop : (i) an early warning system for severe weather ; (ii) real-time weather and hydrological monitoring ; (iii) weather forecasting capabilities (Numerical Weather Prediction) ; (iv) agro-meteorological information and services (including integrated crop and pest management) ; (v) applications related to building and management of infrastructure ; (vi) land, air and maritime transport management ; (vii) integrated water resources management ; (viii) coastal zone and land management ; and (ix) planning and policy making processes.

Primary Beneficiaries : Rural farmers and urban residents who will be given advanced warning in the case of extreme weather events and droughts which places an increasing number of livelihoods in danger.

Implementing Agencies & Partnering Organizations  : Government of Burkina Faso African Monitoring of the Environment for Sustainable Development (AMESD) ; UNDP ; GEF

Funding Source : Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF)
Financement total : 24,305,000 (as of April 16, 2012)

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