Continental ClimSA Project at ACMAD for UIP Platform, Steering commitee & Early warning for all Stakeholders

18 – 20 April 2023

About Meetings

User interface platform for DRR emphasis on climate resilient infrastructure for Africa

Climate Change is stressing costly infrastructure across Africa (roads, water reservoir destroyed, bridges broken and water flowing above…). In Africa, the risks associated to climate change are not integrated in infrastructure planning, design and development reducing life time and expected benefits overt the theoretical operational life time of the infrastructure.  Investments in existing and planned infrastructure should include future climate scenarios for climate resilient design, building and operation.The infrastructure of the 21st century should provide socioeconomic and environmental benefits and contribute to adaptation to the impacts of climate change.


In response to the challenge of strengthening infrastructure resilience, ACMAD and partners through the User interface platform for DRR are organizing the meeting of the ClimSA User interface platform for DRR with emphasis on climate services for infrastructure resilience in Africa to raise awareness for increase investments in infrastructure supporting climate adaptation through partnerships with Federation of African Organizations of Engineers(FAOE).

ACMAD ClimSA Continental Steering Committee

To ensure effectiveness in implementation, the grant agreement on ClimSA at ACMAD foresaw the establishment of the Continental Steering Committee whose members are composed of ACMAD Board of Governors, the EU Delegation to the African union, the OACPS, Technical Implementing Partners (WMO, EUMETSAT and JRC) and key partners of the applications sectors mentioned above.  The Steering Committee oversees implementation and provides policy direction to the implementing team.  The third ACMAD ClimSA Steering Committee meeting will discuss the second-year achievements, review and approve the work plan and budget for year 3. 

Partnership for Early warning for all Africa: A country level example

One third of the global population including 60% in Africa don‚Äôt have assess or use early warning systems and climate information services to make decision on how to address the risks posed by a changing climate. The ClimSA continental User Interface Platform for DRR supports national establishment and operation of User Interface. The meeting is part of efforts by the National Meteorological service of Cote d‚Äô√ćvoire to establish and operate national early warning and early action system.

Workshop Objectives :

The purpose of the meetings is to strengthen partnerships on early warning for all and applications for climate resilient infrastructure design, building and operation in Africa.

Expected Outcomes:

  • Raised awareness on ACMAD ClimSA achievements and early warning for all initiative at country level
  • ACMAD ClimSA work plan and budget approved
  • Information on impacts of disasters on infrastructure shared
  • Partnerships for resilient infrastructure and early warning strengthened


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