Scaling Up the Use of Modernized Climate Information and Early Warning Systems in Malawi: FP002

Project Outline

The proposed project supports the Government of Malawi (GoM) to take steps to save lives and enhance livelihoods at risk from climate-related disasters. It will address technical, financial, capacity, and access barriers related to weather and climate information (CI) by investing in enhancement of hydro-meteorological capacity for early warning (EW) and forecasting, development and dissemination of tailored products including those for smallholder farmers and fishers, and strengthening capacities of communities to respond to climate-related disasters.

Country(ies) Malawi
National Designated Authority (NDA) Director, Environmental Affairs Department
Accredited Entity (AE) United Nations Development Programme: UNDP (International)
Executing Entity (EE) Department of Disaster Management Authority: DoDMA (Public)
Date of Final FP Submission September 25, 2015
Estimated Project Duration 2016-2022
Target Sector Institutional Strengthening/Climate Information
GCF Financing 12.295 million USD (Grant) Small
  • GoM: 2.17 million USD (Grant)
  • UNDP: 1.8 million USD (Grant)

Project Description

< Major Project Components>

  1. Expansion of networks that generate climate-related data to save lives and safeguard livelihoods from extreme climate events.
  2. Development and dissemination of products and platforms for climate-related information/services for vulnerable communities and those with vulnerable livelihoods.
  3. Strengthening community capacity for use of EW/CI in preparedness for response to climate-related disasters.
Project organization structure
Project organization structure
Ref: FP002 Scaling Up the Use of Modernized Climate Information and Early Warning Systems in Malawi

Potential Indicators of Key Impacts

Expected total number of direct and indirect beneficiaries, disaggregated by gender (reduced vulnerability or increased resilience):

  1. Direct beneficiaries: 1.4 million persons
  2. Indirect beneficiaries: 0.7 million persons
    • 12% of the total population (including indirect beneficiaries)