Reducing flood impacts through forecast-based action: entry points for social protection systems in Kenya
Source: OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT INSTITUT (ODI), 01 Avril 2019
This paper examines the potential for scaling up forecast-based early action (FbA) in Kenya through existing social protection systems, with a focus on reducing flood risk.
The authors assess the components of a flood FbA system: flood forecasting capabilities; the types of action that could reduce impact and the institutions that would need to be involved in taking them; options for using social protection systems to deliver support ahead of time, and questions around targeting the most vulnerable; and potential financing instruments.
Kenya is moving towards a Single Registry of social protection transfer beneficiaries, and this could be used for targeting other activities and communicating early warnings.
This news is related to one of the 12 themes of the World Conference on Health and Climate Change : “Financing and governing climate-health initiatives more effectively”