Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Name Venäläinen, Ari
Organisation IL
Project title Study on risk management of extreme weather related disasters and climate change adaptation in Malawi and Zambia (SAFE-MET)
Decision No. 264058
Decision date 13.12.2012
Funding period 01.01.2013 - 31.12.2014
Funding 339 000
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Project description
Malawi and Zambia are one of the poorest and least developed countries in the world. Climatic variability and climate change are posing even greater challenges for the countries’ development. This study focused on the linkages between disaster risk management and climate change adaptation. The project improved Malawi’s and Zambia’s preparedness for natural disasters by evaluating and improving the current meteorological network and early warning systems and by studying climate change adaptation in agriculture and aid supply chains, and by analyzing the linkages of disaster risk management and climate change adaptation. By combining disaster risk management and climate change adaptation measures, Malawi and Zambia will receive information on how to adapt to the current weather phenomena. This will help the countries to reduce poverty and provide better livelihood to vulnerable communities already in the near future.