Deadline: 08-Jul-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
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.
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
Deadline: 18-Oct-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The World Bank is enhancing is engagement on hydromet modernization, strengthening disaster early warning systems and climate services in the East Asia and Pacific region. In this context, it is seeking the services of a consultant to undertake assessments and provide technical support on hydromet and climate services in several countries. Specifically, the objective of this consultancy is to (i) prepare a roadmap for hydromet modernization in Mongolia based on assessment of user needs and (ii) undertake an assessment and prepare roadmap for improving coastal monitoring and information systems in Myanmar.
ADDIS-ABABA, September 12 2017‒“Hydromet” or weather, water, and climate services affect the decisions people, communities, and governments make every day. A family at their farm, a shopkeeper in a store, or a government worker on a dam, all need accurate, timely information to make well-informed day-to-day decisions. This can come from something as simple a river gauge, which warns of rising water levels, to more advanced weather forecasting systems alerting an entire country of the approach of a cyclone.