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Project Results | Strengthening Climate Information and Early Warning Systems in Cambodia

Supported with funding from the Global Environment Facility-Least Developed Countries Fund, this project (2015-2020) supported the Royal Government of Cambodia to bridge existing gaps in institutional capacity, inter-ministerial coordination, and infrastructure.

It focused on enhancing the inclusion of climate change considerations in short and long term planning, sectoral planning and other decision-making processes.

Data generated through installed hardware, along with risk mapping and forecasted data, is being made available to specifically benefit agriculture and water management sectors in their planning processes.

Under the project:

  • 24 automatic weather stations and 29 automatic hydro stations have been installed
  • 29 hydrologists, meteorologists and technicians have been trained in modelling and forecasting
  • A Forecast Application for Risk Management (FARM) Field School curriculum has been developed
  • A seasonal forecast system (‘FOCUS’) has been established
  • Three national climate outlook forums (‘Monsoon Forums’) have been hosted
  • Drought Information Hubs (InfoHubs) have been established in Takeo, Kampot, Kampong Chhnang, Pursat and Battambang provinces, with a further three to be developed by May 2020
  • More than sixty trainings have been conducted for local agricultural cooperative leaders, farmers and partners on drought-resistant agricultural techniques
  • Five international partnerships and four local partnerships have been forged
  • More than twenty women have been trained in disaster risk reduction and early warning systems More than 1300 farmers have been trained in drought-resistant agricultural techniques
  • 12,511 Cambodians have been reached through the extension of the phone-based early warning service EWS1294 (in Koh Kong, Sihanoukville, Kampong Cham, Tboung Khmum and Prey Veng); and
  • 2, 369 children have been trained in school safety drills