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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

1st TWG Meeting at RHD held

The first meeting of the Technical Working Group (TWG) for the Government of Bangladesh’s Roads and Highways Department (RHD) was held in the Sarak Bhaban, Dhaka, on 21st March 2022.

Demo Participants Thumb up RDAS Prototype; Give Suggestions for Full System Development

The Regional Resilience Data and Analytics Service (RDAS) prototype received positive reactions and constructive suggestions from experts and participants who virtually joined its demonstration on Wednesday, March 9, 2022, organized by the Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System for Africa and Asia (RIMES) that developed the platform with support of the World Bank through the CARE for South Asia Project.

Decision support system prototype for livestock sector in Bangladesh demonstrated

The Department of Livestock Services (DLS) in Bangladesh and the Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System (RIMES), with support from the World Bank-funded Climate Adaptation and Resilience (CARE) for South Asia Project bared and demonstrated, during a Stakeholder Consultation Workshop in Dhaka on 14 March 2022, the prototype of the decision support system (DSS) for climate-informing plans, decisions, and investments in the livestock sector in the country.

RIMES unveils Regional Resilience Data and Analytics Services (RDAS) for South Asia prototype

The Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System for Africa and Asia (RIMES) presented on Wednesday, March 9, 2022, the prototype of the technology it is developing called “Regional Resilience Data and Analytics Services (RDAS),” which is being supported by the World Bank under the CARE for South Asia Project.