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Decentralised climate information services for decision making in western Kenya

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The purpose of this project is to develop and deliver demand-led and decentralised services of the Kenya Meteorological Department (KMD) in the counties of Kakamega, Siaya, Kisumu and Trans Nzoia. KMD's forecasting was streamlined to improve existing products and services and facilitate the delivery of new ones in response to demand from users in the counties. There has been investment in improved seasonal forecasting techniques to provide better downscaled information with a longer lead time and with updates during the season.

The project is being delivered jointly by KMD, CARE Kenya and the Met Office.

The benefits of this project includes increased and better use of weather and climate information to inform decision making and minimise risks at county to household level. This will reduce vulnerability and contribute to economic growth and a decline in poverty.

This project is continuing in 2017 in order to further embed practices and ensure long-term transformational change.

Key project documentation

County Climate Information Services (CIS) Plans (CCISP), setting out how services will be developed and delivered in each county. Read the briefing notes and proposals for forecasts in Western Kenya, as well as an overarching guide to the development of these plans:

Guide - Developing a County Climate Information Services Plan

Briefing note - proposal for the development of forecasts for small-scale farmers in Western Kenya

Briefing note - proposal for a daily weather forecast for Kenyan fishermen on Lake Victoria

Briefing note - proposal for a daily weather forecast for Western Kenya

Western Kenya sample forecasts

 

A policy brief on developing a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning framework which can support the creation of decentralised Climate Information Services. Read a briefing note on the learning from the WISER Western project in the Lake Victoria region of Kenya:

Briefing note: Developing a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning framework

 

Read the report on engaging with the County Integrated Development Plan process, developed as part of this project.

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