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

Santo Domingo_coast

This Technology Transfer Advances The Dominican Republic's


As part of its climate change adaptation activities, the Dominican Institute for Integral Development (IDDI) began an initiative to develop and implement new technologies in order to improve dissemination of warnings of impending hydro-meteorological phenomena for the population in high risk areas in the city of Santo Domingo. 

Technical Assistance Request

To identify, verify and validate improvements and innovations needed for a rapid early warning and information system of natural hazards. 

CTCN Response

  • Strengthen communications protocols
  • Identify new technologies (including mobile phone app)
  • Broker private financing for development and scale up of communication

Relevant Technologies and Approaches

  • Community-run Early Warning Systems
  • Early Warning Systems Communication

Expected Results

  • Analysis of existing Early Warning Systems (EWS) affecting the area, mapping of the actors involved in these alert systems, as well as an analysis of the processes in place in the existing EWS
  • Study on potential and requirements for introducing new information and communication technologies (especially smartphones and apps) for dissemination of early warnings to the public
  • Action plan including project proposals 


Date of submission
Geographical scope
Dominican Republic
Budget range
Early warning and Environmental assessment

Project details

Cross-sectoral enabler
Governance and planning
Disaster risk reduction
Final type of assistance
Piloting and deployment of technologies in local conditions
Request NDE
Dirección de Cambio Climático, Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit
This technical assistance advances the following Sustainable Development Goals