RIMES and World Bank CARE Project Team Members met on October 17 at the RIMES Headquarters. In photo L-R (clockwise): Ms. J Elaine Naparat (CARE Component 1 Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, RIMES); Mr. Mohammad Rafiqul Islam (Disaster Risk Management Specialist, World Bank); Mr. Debashish Paul Shuvra (Disaster Risk Management Specialist, World Bank); Dr. Itesh Dash (CARE Component 1 RDAS and DSS Development Lead, RIMES); Mr. Basanta Paudel (Climate Change Specialist, World Bank); Mr. A.R. Subbiah (Director, RIMES); Mr. Hemang Karelia (Senior Disaster Risk Management Specialist, World Bank, and Co-Task Team Lead, CARE); Ms. Dechen Tshering (Disaster Risk Management Specialist, World Bank); Ms. Naho Shibuya (Senior Disaster Risk Management Specialist, World Bank and Task Team Lead, CARE); Ms. Sophie Devnosadze (Operations Officer, World Bank); Ms. Sudarat Rakpuang (CARE Component 1 Procurement Specialist, RIMES); Ms. Ruby Rose Policarpio (CARE Component 1 Project Director, RIMES); Ms. Sumitra Daengchum (CARE Component 1 Accountant, RIMES); and Mr. Thanut Rittichai (CARE Component 1 Project Analyst, RIMES).
On Monday, October 17, 2022, representatives from the World Bank visited the Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System (RIMES) headquarters in Thailand. The Bank delegation, composed of Climate Adaptation and Resilience (CARE) for South Asia project team members met with their counterparts in RIMES to review CARE for South Asia’s midterm progress and re-assess plans for project sustainability.
Mr. A. R. Subbiah opened the discussions by welcoming the delegates and expressing hope for further expansion of RIMES-World Bank collaborative ties. This was followed by a brief overview of key milestones and other project-related updates, including challenges encountered, solutions sought, and lessons learned thus far, from RIMES-CARE project team members. The Bank delegation underscored that sustainability mechanisms are a primary consideration going forward in the project.
Dr. Itesh Dash demonstrates the updated RDAS to World Bank CARE team. The RDAS is a key undertaking in CARE Component 1.
The visit also provided an opportunity for RIMES to give the World Bank team a glimpse of the new features of the Regional Resilience Data and Analytics Services (RDAS), for gleaning feedback on these system updates, ahead of the first in-person CARE for South Asia Regional Workshop held on October 19-21, 2022 in Bangkok.
On Tuesday, December 6, 2022, the two have officially signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to facilitate cooperation toward enhancing the delivery of agricultural climate services in Bangladesh by supporting the Bangladesh Agro-Meteorological Information System (BAMIS)
On December 6, 2022, a Validation Workshop under the Climate Adaptation and Resilience (CARE) for South Asia project was organized by the Regional Integrated Multi-hazard Early Warning System (RIMES) in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
The Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System (RIMES) and the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) organized the first in-person Climate Adaptation and Resilience (CARE) for South Asia Regional Workshop from October 19-21, 2022. The event, which was held in Hilton Sukhumvit in Bangkok, Thailand and was livestreamed through Zoom, gathered over 150 onsite and virtual participants representing different government agencies, international development, and non-government organizations from the South Asian Region (SAR) for in-depth discussions on CARE project progress, key milestones, and implementation adjustments moving forward.
Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC)
SM Tower, 24th Floor
979/66-70 Paholyothin Road
Phayathai, Bangkok 10400, Thailand
Tel: +66 22980681 to 92
Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System for Africa and Asia (RIMES)
2nd Floor, Outreach Building
Asian Institute of Technology Campus
58 Moo 9 Paholyothin Road, Klong Nueng
Klong Luang, Pathumthani 12120, Thailand
Tel: +66 25165900 to 01
The CARE for South Asia project is implemented by ADPC and RIMES, and supported by the World Bank.