|Overview : |
The Government of Malawi, with the support from UNDP, has secured funding from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) to scale up the use of modernized early warning systems (EWS) and climate information in the country. The project is working with communities in disaster prone and food-insecure districts to co-develop tailored weather- and climate-based agricultural advisories to be disseminated through ICT/mobile, print and radio channels. The project is also scaling up best practices in community readiness to respond to disasters and mitigate key risks. Community-based early warning system will be scaled up in flood-prone areas and capacities to use and respond to warnings will be strengthened at the national, district and community levels.
The M-CLIMES project is being implemented in 21 districts by the Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DODMA) in collaboration with the Department of Climate Change and Meteorological Services (DCCMS), Department of Water Resources (DWR), Department of Agricultural Extension Services (DAES), Department of Fisheries (DoF), and the National Smallholder Farmers Association of Malawi (NASFAM).