Building National Capacities for Climate Forecast-based Financing in Niger
The goal of the project is to increase the ability of national capacities and systems to use climate forecasts for a more anticipatory approach to address agricultural drought risk, in order to minimize its damages on local communities and avoid the occurrence of a humanitarian disaster.
02.09.2019 - 31.12.2022
Commune de Dogo, in the department of Mirriah from Zinder region
Early action sectors
Anticipatory Action Protocols/Plans in place
Population reached during activation
Not yet defined
Key actors/implementing partners
Croix Rouge Nigerienne | WFP | FAO | Le Dispositif National de Prévention de Gestion des Crises Alimentaires (DNPGCA) | la Direction de la Météorologie Nationale (DMN) | le Centre Régional AGRHYMET (Institution interpays)
Anticipation in practice: Project description
WFP Niger is collaborating with government stakeholders such as the National Framework for the Prevention and the Management of Food Crises (DNPGCA), the AGHRYMET Regional Centre (CRA) and the National Meteorological Agency (DMN) on the development of a forecast-based financing (FbF) system for drought. The objective is to increase the capacity of national stakeholders to use climate forecasts for a more anticipatory approach, to address agricultural drought risk, in order to minimize its damages on local communities and avoid the occurrence of a humanitarian disaster. Specifically, this includes support on planning and decision-making at both national and sub-national levels for preparedness, anticipatory action and better management of climate risks to reduce small-holder farmers’ vulnerability- in terms of food security and livelihoods- to climate change.
The FbF project is being implemented in Dogo, situated in the Zinder Region which is highly affected by high food insecurity levels and recurrent drought. Moreover, Dogo is a commune of convergence (C2C)9, which provides an exciting opportunity to test a multi-sectoral and multi-partner approach to mitigating drought impacts on the main livelihoods of the target population (i.e. agriculture and livestock).