Malawi gets $12.3m to scale up early warning system

Source(s): Nyasa Times

The Green Climate Fund Board (GCF) has approved US$12.3 million for Malawi to scale up the use of modernised climate information and an early warning system which is expected to benefit at least 3 million people in the country, reports Nyasa Times.

Reacting to the approval of the funding, one of Malawi’s National Climate Change Negotiating Team member Fred Kossam said the project is timely as Malawi is recovers from recent floods that killed over 100 and affected thousands of people.

“The Government will be able to address the whole spectrum of EWS [Early Warning Systems] from Hydro met observation, understanding our risks, hydrological forecasting and preparedness as well dissemination of the messages. We will target community based early warning systems so that the messages are fully understood by the communities so that they act on them and do things differently.


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