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Divided by geographic boundaries, over 1.9 billion people living in South Asian countries share mountains, rivers, oceans, energy sources as well as weather and vulnerabilities associated with climate change. Cooperation across borders is critical to meeting the challenges of climate change.

Therefore, a regional approach to reduce climate change impacts allows for a common baseline of data, information, and knowledge from which country-specific resilience and adaptation policies can be developed. To achieve the elements of regional cooperation, the Climate Adaptation and Resilience for South Asia project, or CARE for South Asia, will integrate climate data and analysis relevant to South Asian countries in a regional platform and support its use through the provision of sectoral decision-making systems (DSS) and tools.

The project will support regional collaboration, introduce innovative solutions, and foster the knowledge and technology required to scale up climate adaptation action, policies, and investments. Facilitating cooperation between South Asian countries is expected to reduce transboundary impacts of climate change and to pool resources to meet common challenges.

PROJECT ACTIVITIES

  • Develop an open access Resilience Data and Analytics Services (RDAS) platform for easy access to hazard, vulnerability, exposure, and hydrometeorological data
  • Develop interactive dashboards to facilitate access to data and analytics to support decisions for stakeholders, leveraging the public Data and Analytical Services Catalog
  • Virtual and other trainings for RDAS user groups
  • Develop regional guidelines for sectors like finance, planning, agriculture, transport and water
  • Facilitate access to knowledge, expertise, best practices and technical assistance
  • Capacity building for climate-informed decisionmaking
  • Facilitate a regional dialogue with national finance, planning, and line ministries to bring about planning, policy reforms and investments in climate resilience

UPDATES

Pakistan Government Looks to Develop Project Appraisal Capacities

In a virtual meeting on Wednesday, August 24, 2022, Mr. Jawad Rabbani (Deputy Chief, Environment and Climate Change Section, MoPDSI) and Ms. Ruby Rose Policarpio (Project Director, Component 1, CARE for South Asia, RIMES) discussed the general mechanisms of the DSS and how it could bolster national sustainability goals and long-term planning and development amidst a changing global climate.

NDRRMA-Nepal Gives Thumbs-up to RIMES-proposed Implementation Plan for DSS Development

It is all systems go for the “Development of Nepal's National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority (NDRRMA)'s Decision Support System (DSS) for lmpact-Based Multi-Hazard Early Warning System”. The NDRRMA officially green-lighted it in a letter, issued on July 31, 2022, expressing confirmation of the implementation plan prepared by the Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System (RIMES).

CARE Project Preparatory Coordination Meeting with Stakeholders Organized in Nepal

On Tuesday, 26 July 2022, a preparatory coordination meeting on the Climate Adaptation and Resilience (CARE) for South Asia project took place in Hotel Royal Singi, Kathmandu, Nepal.

RIMES Holds Stakeholder Consultation Workshop on Decision Support System for the Water Resources Sector in Bangladesh

A stakeholder consultation workshop on the decision support system for the water resources sector in Bangladesh was organized by the Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System (RIMES) on Sunday, July 24, 2022 at the office of the Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB) in Dhaka.

DLS, RIMES ink MoU to advance climate-resilient livestock sector in Bangladesh

Dr. Monjur Mohammad Shahjada (Director General, DLS) and Mr. Raihanul Haque Khan (Country Coordinator, RIMES) shake hands during the MoU signing on 26 July 2022 between DLS and RIMES for enhancing climate risks and opportunities management in the livestock sector.