Disaster Risk Reduction Practice Research and Capacity Building Support to ECOWAS

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Disaster Risk Reduction Practice Research and Capacity Building Support to ECOWAS

The overall objective of this project was to contribute to disaster risk management related research and policy advice in support of ECOWAS as well as capacity enhancement interventions to benefit ECOWAS member states and key stakeholders like media, academia, civil society organizations, NGOs and the private sector to better contribute to the implementation of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) activities in West Africa. More specifically, the had three main objectives a) to provide policy research related to flood and disaster management in the ECOWAS region; b) to provide a pre-feasibility study for regional flood forecasting, early warning, and open data management c) to facilitate training and capacity enhancement for ECOWAS secretariat and experts from member states related disaster risk management.

Project indicatorSummary of results
Outcome of ProjectsEnhanced Regional Capacity to Disaster Risk Reduction and Management. Additionally, early warning systems are established to prevent major natural hazards and comprehensive preparedness and contingency plans for the region.
Mitigation to climate changeEarly warning systems are established to prevent major natural hazards Comprehensive preparedness and contingency plans developed
Adaptation technologyFlood forecasting mechanism in the ECOWAS region.Policy Note on Strengthening the Academic Network for Disaster Risk Reduction in West Africa
Capacity buildingDevelopment of curricula for capacity building on DRM in the ECOWAS region based on training need.Strengthen regional education in the field of DRM50 stakeholders, policy makers and academics took part in the on-line training.

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