The Volta Flood and Drought Management (VFDM) project, funded by the Adaptation Fund, has the ambition to provide the first large scale and transboundary implementation of Integrated Flood and Drought Management strategies through the complete chain of End-to-End Early Warning System for Flood and Drought Forecasting. The project will empower the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) and other competent authorities of the six riparian countries with robust and innovative solutions for disaster risk reduction and climate adaptation, including capacity development for green solutions and gender sensitive participatory approaches.
The VFDM project proposal is mainly based on the framework of Integrated Flood Management (IFM) and Integrated Drought Management (IDM) which has been promoted by the joint World Meteorological Organization (WMO) /Global Water Partnerships (GWP) Associated Programme on Flood Management (APFM) and Integrated Drought Management Programme (IDMP) for the past 17 years; mainly through its tools and publication series, various IFM workshops and pilot projects carried out in previous years with the network of Support Base Partners (SBPs).
The project will be coordinated by World Meteorological Organization (WMO). The Project Executing Entities will include the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the Volta Basin Authority (VBA) and the Global Water Partnerships (GWP), with active participation of the NMHSs of the targeted countries.
The Inception Workshop will mark the official start of the VFDM project.
Funding Agency: Adaptation Fund
Project Period: June 2019-June 2023
Project Targeted Countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire , Ghana, Mali and Togo