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Community-run early warning systems

Community-run early warning systems

  • A Community based early Warning System in every pocket from Santo Domingo, D.N.

    Type: 
    Technical Assistance
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    Phase:
    Completed
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    Cross-sectoral enabler:

    This Technology Transfer Advances The Dominican Republic's

    Context

  • Practical Action Consulting Limited

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Knowledge partner
    Country of registration:
    United Kingdom
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner

    Practical Action Consulting (PAC) is the consulting arm of Practical Action, an international non-governmental organisation that uses technology to challenge poverty in developing countries. Through technology PAC enables poor communities to build on their skills and knowledge to produce sustainable and practical solutions - transforming their lives forever and protecting the world around them. Every year PAC uses technology to help over 1 million people out of poverty.

     

  • Establishment of Surat Climate Change Trust

    Type: 
    Publication

    Surat known as “Diamond city or Textile city”, located on river Tapi is India’s 12th and Gujarat’s 2nd most populous city with a population of 4.4 million. Surat lies in the flood plain area and there are a number of creeks in southern west part of city. Rapid industrialization with heavy migration from various parts of India and merger of villages due to extension of city limits results in to almost doubling of the population in a decade.

  • International Centre for Climate Change and Development (Independent University Bangladesh)

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    Bangladesh
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member

    International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) at the Independent University, Bangladesh conducts research, builds capacity on climate change and fosters the growth of networks in Bangladesh and globally. ICCCAD's vision is to gain and distribute knowledge on climate change, specifically adaptation, helping people to adapt to climate change with a focus on the global South. ICCCAD’s work is closely related to local experience, knowledge and research, and it allows international participants to gain direct knowledge in a real-world context.

  • Early Warning Saving Lives

    Type: 
    Publication
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    This publication helps summarise Practical Action’s learning in EWS and offers practical insight in to how such systems can be replicated and developed elsewhere.

  • Establishing Community Based Early Warning System - Facilitator's Guide

    Type: 
    Publication
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    This facilitator’s guide highlights the achievements and progress made by Mercy Corps and Practical Action, their local partners and the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology to establish functional community based early warning systems in Nepal. DG ECHO is proud to present this facilitator’s guide as one of the latest outcomes of the community based early warning systems implemented in Nepal.

  • Establishing Community Based Early Warning System - Practitioner's Handbook

    Type: 
    Publication
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    This manual highlights the achievements and progress made by Mercy Corps and Practical Action, their local partners and the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology to establish a functional community based early warning system in Nepal. ECHO is proud to present this training manual as one of the latest outcomes of the community based early warning system implemented in Nepal.

  • The 2014 Karnali River Floods in Western Nepal: Making Community Based Early Warning Systems Work When Data Is Lacking

    Type: 
    Publication
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    Implementing Community Based Flood Early Warning System (EWS) in developing countries like Nepal is challenging. Complex topography and geology combined with a sparse network of river and rainfall gauges and little predictive meteorological capacity both nationally and regionally dramatically constrain EWS options. This paper provides a synopsis of the hydrological and meteorological conditions that led to flooding in the Karnali River, West Nepal during mid-August 2014, and analyses the effectiveness of flood EWS in the region.

  • Incorporating the local: bottom-up transformation of DRR

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    Publication
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    Through an analysis of EWS policies at the national, district and local levels in the UK, Peru, and Nepal, the report identifies common and distinct challenges to meeting the needs of the most vulnerable in 'œtechnology-rich'€ and '€œtechnology-poor'€ countries. The analysis offers an assessment of different approaches to understanding disaster risk and the extent to which these approaches inform, and rely upon, different approaches to forecasting and risk communication.