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.

Climate Related Risk

Flooding, More frequent and extreme events (general)

Form of Option

Educational, Institutions and governance

Country of Origin

Benin

Beneficiaries

Municipality/urban area

Implementation

The option has been identified and implemented with no indication that it will continue beyond the context of the project.

Institution / Legal Reach

Change in policy, laws or regulation