Demonstrate the common challenges and opportunities to accelerate adaptation efforts under the Early Warnings for All initiative, drawing from experiences, lessons learned and innovation multipliers from different stakeholder perspectives, contexts, and hazards.
Half of the countries globally are not protected by people-centered multi-hazard, multisectoral early warning systems (MHEWS). Gaps are hardest felt across Africa, Small Island Developing States, and Least Developed Countries. Even where MHEWS do exist, oftentimes, there are still challenges across the value cycle, which can ultimately undermine their effectiveness.
Scaling effective people-centered MHEWS is a global and collective challenge, which requires innovative solutions from a diverse collection of partners.
Accordingly, the Early Warnings for All Initiative, launched in 2022 by the United Nations Secretary-General, aims to accelerate action and ensure everyone on the planet is protected by an EWS by the end of 2027.
Success of the initiative is contingent on reflecting on past experiences, identifying gaps/needs, and building on successes, to aid in consolidating and enhancing national MHEWS that are fit for purpose.
This side event will foster a dialogue among MHEWS stakeholders to reflect on key challenges experienced and lessons learned that can be helpful to driving forward action under the Early Warnings for All initiative.
Discussants, from public and private sectors, will speak to a diversity of hazards, elements of the MHEWS value cycle, socio-economic realities, and geographic contexts to help participants identify solutions that can be further contextualized to their needs through their own implementation of Early Warnings for All.
- Dr. Mateus Magala, Minister of Transport and Communications, Mozambique
- Tobias Fuchs, Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD), Germany
- Amanda McCarty, Office of the Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, USA
- Kaushik Sethuraman, Head of Programs, Central Social Impact Group, Meta
- Gustavo de Carvalho Figueiroa, S.O.S Pantanal institute, Brazil