Regional: Strengthening climate information and early warning systems in Africa for climate resilient development and adaptation to climate change

Lead country

New York - GEF

Participating countries


Project status

Under implementation

Implementing period

From January 8, 2014 to December 31, 2019

SDGs addressed by this project

SDG targets

  1. 13.3 Improve learning, capacity on climate change measures
  2. 13.2 Integrate climate change into national policies, planning
  3. 13.b Build capacity for climate change planning, management

Project ID: 5322

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Technical team

  • Climate Change Adaptation Programme

Technical area(s)

  • Climate information and early warning systems (CI & EWS)
  • Mainstreaming integrated policy and planning for climate-resilient & sustainable development



Transformed sector(s)


UNDP role(s)

  • Capacity development / Technical assistance
  • Convening / Partnerships / Knowledge Sharing


  • Capacity building
  • Monitor inventory


  • Technical capacity building
  • Institutional capacity building
  • Knowledge/Data management

Social inclusion


Gender equality


Gender result effectiveness scale



  • Systems pathway
  • Sci-tech pathway

Risk reduction target(s)

  • Improve resilience

SDG target(s)

  • 13.3 Improve learning, capacity on climate change measures
  • 13.2 Integrate climate change into national policies, planning
  • 13.b Build capacity for climate change planning, management

Conventions and protocols


Private sector(s)

  • Individuals/Entrepreneurs

Hot topic


About this project


The programme comprises of 10 country-led projects in Benin, Burkina Faso, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Sao Tome and Principe, Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia. The focus of each project is to enhance the capacity of each country to monitor and forecast extreme weather, hydrology and climate change as well as make efficient and effective use of hydro-meteorological information for generating early warnings and supporting long-term development plans. These projects have been approved by the LDCF Council and are about to commence implementation in line with UNDP NIM guidelines.In support of these NIM-implemented country programmes, the purpose of this multi-country support project is to enable each of the countries to cost-effectively draw on technical assistance for strengthening climate information and early warning systems, as well as benefit from regional coordination and sharing of knowledge and experiences. The technical assistance that will be delivered through this project focuses on: meteorological, climate and hydrological observing and forecasting systems, disaster risk management and viable communication systems/processes for disseminating alerts, the use of alternative cost-effective technologies, and engagement with the private sector for the provision of climate services.


To ensure that all components of the climate monitoring, forecasting and early warning systems in each country participating in the multi-country programme are able to deliver timely information and warnings, utilizing appropriate technologies and scientific knowledge in a sustainable manner.

USD $3,760,000

Grant amount


Source(s) of fund

Sources of fund


  • Least Developed Countries Fund ($3,760,000)

Implementing partner(s)

  • New York - GEF

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