Enhancing Climate Services for Infrastructure (CSI)
As of: April 2018
Objective and activities
The aim of the project is that Government agencies and decision makers in developing countries use climate services for planning resilient infrastructure. Developing countries invest billions of EUR in infrastructure. However, climate change is rarely taking into account. This entails high economic risks of losses. Climate information and appropriate services (“climate services”) can mitigate these risks. For this, the project strengthens supply and demand in the market for climate services. It supports climate services of meteorological services and agencies in integrating climate risks into infrastructure planning. Cooperation partners include the German Weather Service (DWD) and the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO). Furthermore, the project facilitates the dialogue among countries and between agencies, meteorologists, engineers and the private sector. Partners will also feed the results into the climate change negotiations.
State of implementation/results
- Project is in inital phase
- Planning and implementation workshops were implemented between May and July 2017 in all three countries and with the Nile Basin Initiative in Uganda in cooperation with the German implementing partner Deutscher Wetterdienst. In addition to the political partner in each country (environment, planning and investment ministry, as well as Nile Basin Initiative), national key actors such as the national weather services, engineering associations or sectoral authorities and downstream authorities are involved and integrated into the cooperation structure of the project.
- In September 2017, the first annual "CSI Global Forum" meeting took place in Germany. The forum serves the exchange and the creation of common perspectives.