This project is fully in line with LDCF/SCCF focal area objective 2 "Increase adaptive capacity to respond to the impacts of climate change, including variability, at local, national, regional and global level"and objective 3: Promote transfer and adoption of adaptation technology. It is specifically aligned with outcomes linked to these objectives including increased knowledge and understanding of climate variability and change-induced risks at country level and in targeted vulnerable areas, strengthened adaptive capacity to reduce risks to climate-induced economic losses, successful demonstration, deployment, and transfer of relevant adaptation technology in targeted areas and enhanced enabling environment to support adaptation related technology transfer.
The project outcomes are closely aligned and coordinated with efforts already underway within Sierra Leone to promote development which is resilient to climate change at the national and local levels. The project is focused on strengthening the capacity of national and sub-national entities to monitor climate change, generate reliable hydro-meteorological information (including forecasts) and to be able to combine this information with other environmental and socio-economic data to improve evidence-based decision-making for early warning and adaptation responses as well as planning.
The proposed project will be implemented at the country level by the lead Ministry mandated to advance climate monitoring including management of climate data in full collaboration with other relevant line Ministries who rely on the information for planning purposes (Disaster Management, Agriculture, Water, Finance and Planning etc). Sub national authorities (Provincial and/or District officers, Municipalities, civil society (women and youth associations, NGOs, media, farmers' associations) and the private sector will all also be important stakeholders (as end users) and will be provided with the space and opportunity to contribute to the design of the project in each country.
The link between this project strategy and the NAPA is centered on a common goal of informing climate resilient development planning and sector management through improved national systems that generate relevant climate information. Sierra Leone's number 1 priority NAPA intervention is the project, "Develop an Early Warning System in Sierra Leone". This project would "build the capacity of the Sierra Leone Meteorological Department in order to enable it properly monitor weather systems and climate and in particular to be in a position to provide "Early Warning of Imminent Hazardous Weather or Climate." In addition, the country’s number 20 priority intervention is, "Establishment of a National Sea-Level Observing System for Sierra Leone".
Source: UNDP Sierra Leone Project Identification Form (May 22, 2012)
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Financing Amount4,000,000 (as of May 22, 2012)
Cofinancing Total18,389,000 (as of May 22, 2012)
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Rural farmers and urban residents who will be given advanced warning and access to adaptive technologies in the case of extreme weather events and droughts.