Jamaica – Improving Climate Data and Information Management Project

On July 28 the Board of Directors of the World Bank will be processing the Improving Climate Data and Information Management Project for Jamaica. This will be done on an Absence of Objection basis, with the project expected to be adopted without trouble.

The project involves a total of $7.5 million in support of the meteorological data gathering, of which $6.8 million is provided by the World Bank. The goal of the project is to improve the quality and use of climate related data and information for effective planning and action at local and national levels.

This goal is to be achieved through the following four components:

1. Upgrading Hydro-Meteorological Data Collection, Processing and Forecasting Systems ($4 million) – This component will support investments for upgrading and providing critically needed new equipment, systems, and operator training for data
collection, and processing for improved hydro-meteorological and agro-meteorological forecasts in order to ultimately enhance the availability and reliability of data for climate change scenario modelling, risk analysis and warning systems, and knowledge sharing;

2. Climate Resilient Planning and Hydrometeorological Information Services ($1.4m);

3. Climate Change Education and Awareness towards Behavioral Change ($0.7m);

4. Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation ($0.7m).

More information can be found on the project website and in the Project Information Document. You may also contact the World Bank liaison officers for more information.

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