Monday 23 October - Lunchtime
Climate change is bringing increasingly variable weather and more frequent floods and droughts to low- and middle-income countries. Within agriculture, this is causing economic losses and unemployment, and making farmers reluctant to invest. The Building Systematic Resilience Against Climate Variability and Extremes (ClimBeR) Program applies science and innovation to this challenge. Specifically, this CGIAR program aims develop an ‘awareness platform’ – AWARE – to facilitate coordination across ministries to trigger action ahead of extreme climate events. An early warning system drawing on climate, market, health, nutrition and population-displacement indicators will identify, for example, if a drought is emerging, and, if so, will trigger appropriate early action, including the release of finance. An accountability framework will define the roles and responsibilities of key actors to ensure early warnings lead to effective responses. During the workshop, the program will demonstrate the application developed for Zambia and Senegal for diverse stakeholders to scale climate adaptation solutions across Africa.
To register, use the QR code available on the flyer or access the form here
Name of organizing project/institution: International Water Management Institute
Organizer: Giriraj Amarnath - Water Risks to Development and Resilience, Sri Lanka
Targeted audience: Government representatives, Multilateral organizations, NGOs/CBOs, Private sectors e.g. insurance industry
Attendance: Open to all delegates registered for the WCRP Open Science Conference