eC2: STRENGTHENING HYDROMET SERVICES AND FLOOD/DROUGHT MANAGEMENT IN CENTRAL AFRICA

Deadline:  08-Jul-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) Bangladeshi villagers repair a vital flood-protecting embankment

Overall Objective of the assignment
The overall objective of this assignment is to better understand the state of meteorology, hydrology and climate services and early warning systems in Central Africa and draft a regional framework to improve decisions making for flood and drought management in Central Africa.

Specific objectives:
More specifically, the assignment has the following objectives:
(i) Draft a regional synthesis report on state of hydrometeorological and climate services and early warning systems (EWS) in Central Africa
(ii) Develop a guidance note for improving early warning systems in Central Africa
(iii) Elaborate a draft regional framework for hydrometeorological services improvement with an action plan for Central Africa.
(iv) Support the World Bank in organizing the 2nd HYDROMET Forum in Central Africa

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This is the leading ICT-connected country in Central and Western Africa

1_dD1b0L4owjraFCKySAW-LA.pngIt is impossible these days to drive around the cities of Gabon without noticing the large billboards promoting internet access at rates that were unimaginable only a few years ago.

This is a wonderful development for Alphonse, a young, 34-year old public-sector professional. WhatsApp, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram are all applications that this ultra-connected young man uses on his telephone for both work and pleasure.

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