dws-hkv-rhdhv-drr-ghana-770pxHKV Consultants, in cooperation with Royal HaskoningDHV, has been appointed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for the provision of services to develop disaster risk and early warning systems in Ghana.

The latest state-of-the-art technology will be deployed to forecast climate hazard events which will allow increased time for the authorities to take action thus saving lives and reducing the social and economic damage caused by floods and droughts.

dws-crew-project-management-team-and-consultant-originalThe Project Management Team and Consultants

Ten selected cities and districts
The consortium will assess the disaster risks on both a national scale as well as for ten selected cities and districts. The consortium will look at both the current situation as well as future scenarios, taking into account climate change and autonomous developments.

The team will design a master plan for the early warning systems and prepare an inventory of the gaps and needs in data, knowledge and structures.

The master plan will combine rainfall prediction, model simulation and geographic information to provide regionalised forecasts.

Drought forecasting initiatives
The project will also evaluate international drought forecasting initiatives and factor in regional vulnerabilities to provide timely warnings for climate events which could threaten food supply to large parts of Ghana.

Capacity building and knowledge transfer are an integral part of the project.

The project will be completed in August 2015.

This news item was originally published on the website of HKV Consultants

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