The project is structured around six main components:
Component 1: Assessment and User Requirements
Component 2: Improvement of Observations and Databases.
Component 3: Weather / Climate Monitoring and Forecasts
Component 4: Support to Early Warning System development
Component 5: Institutional strengthening.
Component 6: Support the process (Management, monitoring and evaluation)
It has three expected outcomes:
- EWS focused on reducing drought impacts, while at the same time leveraging and providing a foundation for EWS focused on other hazards, and specifically flooding
- Improved weather observations, climate data management of historical data for the monitoring of drought, climate data rescue, state-of-the-art seasonal forecasting coupled with monitoring and advisories for drought, and a more efficient distribution of alerts and information suitable for decision-making at a national and local level
- Building the capacity of the National Meteorological Service and strengthening its cooperation with key sectoral Ministries, departments and other stakeholders working in the above areas to put in place complete systems that deliver warnings and relevant information to end-users