Strengthening early warning systems for extreme weather events to advance climate risk management in the Southeast Asian region

Implementation Period: June 2011 – March 2013
Countries: Cambodia and Timor-Leste
Donor: ESCAP Trust Fund for Tsunami, Disaster, and Climate Preparedness through UNDP regional office
Level of Funding: USD 20,000
Program Area: Program Area 4: Capacity Building in Early Warning at all Levels
Project Status: Completed

Project Description:

The project aims to strengthen capacities to manage extreme weather events through the development of standard operating procedures, forming capacity in vulnerability assessment, and through a series of trainings at national and regional levels for managing extreme weather events. Key activities include the review of early warning system in project countries; the development of regional training curriculum on improving collection and sharing of reliable forecasts to national agencies; the development of vulnerability profiles for Cambodia and Timor-Leste; the development of national SOPs for early warning; and training of forecasters in the provision of annual, seasonal, monthly, and real-time forecasts for preparedness planning, response, and risk reduction.