Role of Decision Support System (DSS) in Climate Induced Agricultural Risk Management
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Decision Support System (DSS) for Understanding and Reducing Climate Risks
Without climate change adaptation, 800 million or 44% of people in South Asia will be living in moderate or severe climate hotspots by 20501 , which will push millions of people below the poverty line.
The nexus of climate change concerning agriculture, water, and transport calls for concerted efforts to increase investment in these sectors. Therefore, it is crucial to engage with these sectors and provide them with information, tools, and guidelines so that adequate risk assessments can become part of standard investment designs.
With support from the World Bank, the Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System for Africa and Asia (RIMES) and the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) are jointly implementing the Climate Adaptation and Resilience (CARE) for South Asia project to contribute to an enabling environment for climate resilience policies and investments in South Asia.
Under the project, RIMES will support the development or enhancement of Decision Support Systems (DSS) for the agriculture, water, transport, planning, and finance sectors in Bangladesh, Nepal, and Pakistan. These systems may facilitate climate-resilient initiatives and investments and assist in managing flood risks and climate risks in agriculture.
To maximize the use of DSS for climate-informed planning and decision-making, RIMES is organizing webinars for users to understand the components and functionalities of DSS and the data and analytics that the systems generate. The webinar series on Decision Support System (DSS) for Understanding and Reducing Climate Risks is divided into six different episodes and delivered online by Zoom.The tentative dates and topics for the webinar’s episodes are:
- March 3, 2021: An Overview of DSS
- May 4, 2021: Role of DSS in Climate-Induced Agricultural Risk Management
- July 7, 2021: DSS for the Water Sector
- September 1, 2021: DSS for the Transport Sector
- November 3, 2021: DSS for Disaster Management
- December 1, 2021: DSS for the Planning and Finance Sectors
Episode 2: Role of DSS in Climate-Induced Agricultural Risk Management
May 4, 2021 | 15:00-16:30 (Bangkok time)
This is the second of the six-episode webinar series on Decision Support System (DSS) for Understanding and Reducing Climate Risks. The second webinar will further explore the applications of DSS for agricultural risk management and decision-making. The speakers for this episode include agricultural practitioners working in government and agriculture experts from the region with extensive knowledge of the recent technological advancements in agriculture.
Note: The first episode, An Overview of DSS of the webinar series, was organized on March 3. The webinar provided an overview of DSS and its application in various sectors, including agriculture risk management, water resource management, transport, and disaster management. The background information and presentations can be found here: http://www.careforsouthasia.info/event-details/?event-id=CARE-E00001
- Explore the role of information technology in climate-smart agriculture
- Discuss the operational challenges in decision making for agriculture in South Asia
- Learn how a Decision Support System can assist in the decision-making process
- Discuss the components of DSS for climate-smart agriculture
- Policy-level users of DSS from the agriculture sector
- Operational users of DSS, including provincial and local-level governments
- RIMES, ADPC, and World Bank staff
Zoom is used as the webinar platform. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and make comments using the chat function. ADPC, and World Bank staff
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