Climate services for disaster risk reduction


How climate services can contribute to effective risk management systems and resilience building initiatives.

For climate services to be a holistic system that connects stakeholders, officials must ensure that user-centered design methodologies are better synthesised and shared. Strengthened partnerships and the enhanced coordination of service investments are also key. Moreover, public-private partnerships can improve the production of information services.
United States Agency for International Development

This analytical work assesses the Armenian Service for Hydrometeorology (AHS) based on the user community needs. The analysis identifies gaps and challenges in producing and delivering weather, climate and hydrological information and services, and it

World Bank, the

The climate service advisory was piloted in two states of India – Haryana and Bihar – covering 46 villages. Households were randomly selected in these villages to receive voice-based messages on individual farmers’ mobile phones during the project period

A new Agro-Climate Information Services questionnaire aims to translate climate knowledge and information into climate-informed decisions in vulnerable agricultural communities. Divided into three sections, practitioners can use the questionnaire to evaluate climate services' outreach, user satisfaction, points for improvement, and the scaling potential.
CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security
Projects aiming to improve access to climate services and insurance schemes must account for gender-based considerations. Researchers have developed a checklist to aid practitioners in their consideration of gender issues in climate services projects, as well as materials that emphasise gender-based monitoring and evaluation processes.
CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security

A learning agenda for climate information services in sub-Saharan Africa

Gender considerations can critically influence smallholder farmers’ access and capacity to act on weather and climate information, as well as subsequent livelihood benefits. The

United States Agency for International Development
New projects in East Africa – in part supported by the Weather and Climate Information Services for Africa programme – are bolstering sustainability by connecting the users and purveyors of climate information. These services increased yields in Kenya, enhanced early warnings in Tanzania, and strengthened food security in East Africa during the 2016 drought.
Climate and Development Knowledge Network
Climate information services' availability and application remain weakest in countries that need them most.There is a lack of indigenous, cultural and historical integrated knowledge systems that adequately address the interlinked challenges of climate risks. We will not achieve the SDGs for all unless national actors address the needs of the most vulnerable.
BioMed Central

Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are playing an increasingly prominent role in delivering climate and weather information services to communities in developing countries. Drawing on three BRACED projects, this paper highlights some of the challenges

Overseas Development Institute Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters

What we can learn from the Climandes project: A checklist for practitioners, scientists and policy makers

This paper outlines the approach, key findings and lessons learnt from Climandes project, a cooperation project between the Peruvian and Swiss

Swiss Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology National Weather Service and Hydrology of Peru