How to construct an inclusive city weather and early warning system
Thursday, Dec 03, UTC 10:00 to 11:55
|How would you go about creating a forecasting and early warning system in which the principles of inclusivity and co-design are applied to the absolute maximum?|
Resurgence has been applying a range of approaches and tools under an umbrella service, a community weather forecasting and early warning co-design service, for cities, called DARAJA. DARAJA enables key city actors to co-design city level weather forecasts, emergency warnings and build together communications systems and initiatives with dynamic feedback loops back into the national weather agency.
The Understanding the Anatomy of DARAJA Workshop will allow participants to deconstruct a weather and climate services project supported by the Met Office and EIT Climate-KIC that won an innovation award from the Global Resilience Partnership (GRP).
Understanding the Anatomy of DARAJA will involve two key activities:
(1) A persona-based exercise using the example of an urban water vendor, a cleaning lady and a rapid bus transit system manager
(2) An information mapping exercise that will feature Resurgence’ s information ecosystems mapping tool applied last year with the World Bank GFDRR in Chiang Mai at the Urban Risk Lab.
This workshop is suited to meteorologists, extreme weather forecasters, disaster risk managers, community development experts, risk communicators and insurers.
The learning outcomes of the workshop will be a working proficiency in the key conceptual and operational principles of ensuring that weather forecasting and early warning services meet the needs of the 1 billion urban poor residents in Asia and other global regions.
Find out how this workshop can help you fully utilise data to generate real world action for climate resilience.