Droughts, floods and storms endanger human lives, disrupt livelihood systems, and derail the process of social and economic development. Climate variability and climate change may compound the severity of risks as it is expected to alter the frequency and intensity of weather and climate hazards.
ADPC helps governments and communities in improving their capacity to effectively respond to current risks and seasonal variations, and to adapt to the changing climate and the new risks it may bring.
Raising national capacities for modelling weather and climate
ADPC supports national hydro-meteorological services to build meteorological forecasting and climate change modeling capacities. We have designed and executed several modalities for capacity building of meteorologists, climatologists and hydrologists; these include in-country training and secondment into ADPC.
Supporting climate risk management and climate adaptation
Our work focuses on the development of climate risk information, tools, techniques, and systems to be used in risk management and climate change adaptation. We utilize climate models and analysis of historical climate data to support preparedness for shocks due to short-term shifts in seasons, variations in temperature and precipitation, and anomalies such as ENSO. We also support adaptation planning for long-term climate change.
Promoting end-to-end early warning systems
We provide training and technical advice to put people-centered warning systems in place, strengthen the end-to-end dissemination of warnings, and ensure effective utilization of the information by the at-risk communities and responding organizations.