Build community-level capacity for disaster early warning and response systems
Local community committees for early warning and adaptation were created with local actors (e.g. mayor, health personnel, and safety personnel) to train these actors on climate change impacts, adaptation options, strategies for reducing risk, and strategies for responding to climate disasters. Though these committees were created, they initially saw themselves as helpless in coping with flooding that had taken place. The researchers found that it was crucial to increase the technical knowledge and capacity of these committees. One of the goals of this project was supporting these committees in developing a local plan for dealing with extreme weather events. Each committee member had a five year term to ensure continuity and commitment.