To mitigate the food security and economic risks of South Asia’s frequent and intense droughts, scientists and policymakers from the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) recently joined forces to launch an innovative decision support and agricultural planning system that combines remote sensing and climate data analysis for drought monitoring and early warning.
Children, along with women and the elderly, are especially vulnerable during natural disasters, according to the Indonesia National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB), which estimates that 60 to 70 percent of disaster victims fall in those demographic categories. Disaster risk education for youth is a priority for the country. Presenting it in a way that engages and prepares children without unduly frightening them is the goal of a USAID/Indonesia program.
CCAFS background paper for the flagship report of the Global Commission on Adaptation says transformational change in #rural livelihoods is needed for #climatechange #adaptation. Read the press release: https://ccafs.cgiar.org/news/media-centre/press-releases/fostering-rural-transformation-under-climate-change-suggestions … Or access the full paper: https://cdn.gca.org/assets/2019-09/RuralLivelihoodsFoodSecurityRuralTransformation_V2.pdf … pic.twitter.com/ThPDZnwK6m
Learning opportunities that support practitioners through formal courses, online resources and other knowledge-sharing events.
Tools & Support
Data and decision-support systems that foster standardized approaches and comparability across projects, countries, and sectors.
Monitor & Report
Resources to assist with tracking progress and results, as well as understanding impact.