10th January 2018
Evidence for Development is delighted to be involved in a new project with the Walker Institute: Adaptive Social Protection: Information for Enhanced Resilience (ASPIRE). The project is funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID); other consortium partners include the UK Met Office and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). ASPIRE will provide technical assistance to national governments across the West African Sahel, to improve the availability, use and relevance of weather and climate information, as well as strengthening regional and institutional coordination in Senegal, Burkina Faso and Niger.
As part of the project, EfD and the Walker Institute are developing new, inter-disciplinary training and capacity building activities focusing on the use of climate information for social protection programmes. This will include the production of an online climate and livelihoods training course.
Further information about the project will be made available on the ASPIRE Walker Institute project page
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