Saturday December 16, 2017

CIS Case Studies

CIS Case Studies: The County Climate Information Services (CIS) Plan: Developing Decentralized, User-relevant Climate Information

Supporting the process of devolution and decentralisation in Kenya, the Kenya Meteorological Department (KMD) piloted the development of a County Climate Information Services (CIS) plan. Designed to develop climate information which can support decision makers across County Government and key livelihood groups, the plan was developed through focus group, key informant interviews and technical reviews, with the draft plan reviewed and agreed through stakeholder consultation.

Piloted in Kitui, the process has been endorsed by County Government and KMD, accepted as a template for roll out nationally and is informing complementary approaches in neighbouring countries. Click here to read more...

CIS Case Studies: Climate Information Services (CIS) Intermediary Network : Lessons from Kenya

From 2014 KMD has been piloting a two-tiered Climate Information Services (CIS) intermediary system in Kitui and Makueni counties. Following a series of trainings, KMD has been providing climate information via SMS and a system of intermediaries in the two counties.

The CIS intermediary network aims to ensure that seasonal, monthly, weekly and daily forecasts and weather warnings support farming and livestock activities in the run up to and over the counties’ two annual principal rains. Click here to read more...

CIS Case Studie:  Climate Information Services (CIS) for Improved Livelihood and Decision Making: A Practical Guide

Strengthening the use of weather and climate information within decision making is essential to supporting those people whose lives and livelihoods are at risk from climate variability, extremes and change. This process often brings together organisations that have not worked together before or do not have a well-established understanding of each other’s ways of working.

Produced as a working draft, this practical guide seeks to build a common understanding and shared approach amongst those who are involved in or planning climate change adaptation and resilience building initiatives. It seeks to support both climate information providers and decision makers to consider how weather and climate information can support livelihood and local government decision making. Click here to read more...

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