• Reference: P-Z1-C00-060
  • Appraisal Date: 15/06/2015
  • Board Presentation: 15/06/2015
  • Status: LendingLEND
  • Implementing Agency: --
  • Location: Multinational


The project has five major components including to Enhance Regional and National Capacities in Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP); Disaster Risk Management; Regional Climate Outlook Forums (RCOFs); Support to National Meteorological and Hydrological Services; and the project management.

The proposed implementation structure includes: (a) ICPAC Steering Committee (b) Project Implementation Unit (PIU). The Steering Committee will be responsible for overall policy, constant review, approving work plans and coordination of project implementation. PIU will provide technical inputs; review work plans, budgets, progress reports and will be responsible for effective coordination, execution and day-to-day management of the project including financial management, procurement, progress reporting and monitoring. All procurement of goods, works, and related services and acquisition of consulting services will be in accordance with the Bank's Rules and Procedures for Procurement of Goods, Works and Services using the relevant Bank Standard Bidding Documents, and the provisions stipulated in the Financing Agreement. From the foregoing concept review and formulation, it is concluded that there is additionality for the CDSF/Bank's intervention in the project, and that the project would have strong developmental impact on the region.


i.To enhance NWP regional capacities including assimilation of RARS data; ii.To enhance capacities of the NMHS in the Horn of Africa to receive NWP model or to run national-scale NWP model in order to raise relevant warnings of extreme weather events to their respective DRM agencies; iii.Demonstration on the use of severe weather forecasts in risk management (e.g., flood prevention) and expand the use of lesson learned on all the territories through NMHS. iv.Support to the Regional Climate Outlook Forum for integrating DRM aspects.


This project is designed around Result '3 of the ACP-EU Programme on Disaster Risk Reduction. This result area is formulated as "Core capacities of the Specialized National and Regional Climate Centres (RCCs) are improved, to meet the needs of Disaster Risk Management (DRM) agencies and socio-economic sectors for effective use of weather and climate services and community-focused and real-time early warning systems (EWS


Its specific aim is to improve the forecast production capacity of regional climate centers and National Meteorological and Hydrological services in order to allow them to provide proper inputs to the DRM agencies for improved information on early warnings. The specific project proposal has a regional focus to provide the National Meteorological Services with improved early warning products and guidance in order to meet the needs of result'3 of the ACP-EU Programme on Disaster Risk Reduction.

Key contacts

AHMED Sheikh Javed - OSAN3

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