Published by
Mercy Corps / CARE

This learning brief describes how CARE International, through the Mercy Corps-led RIPA-North programme, is working to foster locally driven services for climate and early warning information. 

It highlights the impact this is having in terms of household-level decision-making and also the challenges of achieving long-term sustainability of these systems.

Focusing on enhancing resilience against climate change impacts, it details creating and disseminating timely, relevant climate and early warning information to help households and businesses make informed decisions. Key efforts include participatory scenario planning, government and community collaboration for effective dissemination, and leveraging private sector involvement for broader reach.

The initiative has significantly improved access to climate advisories, leading to proactive measures against climate risks by pastoralist and agro-pastoralist households. It highlights the critical role of accessible and understandable climate information services in building resilience against climate variability, with evidence of positive impact on livelihoods and disaster preparedness.

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The brief underscores the importance of sustainable, locally-driven climate services for resilience in vulnerable communities, presenting a model for similar contexts globally.