The impact of climate extremes, such as drought, floods and sandstorms, greatly impact agricultural and livestock productivity, food security and health. Access to timely and appropriate information can help mitigate these negative effects. By increasing the availability and quality of relevant information on weather, vulnerable communities are enabled to better manage weather and climate related risks and reduce their negative impact on their lives.
Internews will support the Burkina Meteorological services and local FM radio stations to develop and implement the most appropriate communication tools and media strategies in four targeted provinces (Passoré, Sanmatenga, Namentenga and Gnagna) in Burkina Faso. This project will promote the production of reliable, regular and user-friendly climate forecasting and programming tailored to at risk communities, particularly women and girls.
New technology designed to address community groups will be deployed to increase the availability of weather forecast information in rural areas and establish participatory information sharing mechanisms for early warning of impending disasters.
This project is funded by DFID, in a consortium led by Christian Aid.