LEAP objective and purpose Livelihoods – Early Assessment – Protection (LEAP) Project in Ethiopia (ongoing) Based on 2006 Ethiopia Drought Index project experience Project that links drought and flood monitoring and early warning with the GoE managed risk management framework Software platform to calculate weather based indices: Monitoring of drought and floods Guide to disbursements for a safety netscale-up Shift from managing disasters to managing risk
Ethiopia Risk Management Framework Ethiopia Risk Management Framework II. Develop budgeted contingency plans I. IMPROVE INDEX: LEAP Early Warning System with reliable baseline and trigger points Contingency Planning for appropriate and timely response Capacity Building for effective plan implementation Ex-Ante Financing of contingency plans IV.Establish timely emergency financing through use of contingency financing III. Build planning and implementation capacity at regional level
WRSI: Water Requirement Satisfaction Index and 19 related parameters (PET, water excess etc.) Yield reduction estimates Livelihood parameters Number of food insecure rural people, cost for livelihood protection Open source: http://vam.wfp.org/leap LEAP Software Platform Products
WRSI Index = intermediate product LPCI Crop and Weather Information Number of Beneficiaries Crop baskets Water Balance Calculation Crop Yields Rangeland Yields WRSI Index Livelihoods shocks Prices of Food
WHAT DO WE WANT FROM LIVELIHOOD PROTECTION COST INDEX? Represent cost of intervening early to protect vulnerable livelihoods Signal amount of financial resources needed for regions to protect vulnerable livelihoods before harvest Trusted by GoE and donors to trigger timely resources Provide early warning of livelihood stress levels
Improve the infrastructure and quality of weather data;
Promote enabling legal and regulatory frameworks; and
Monitor and evaluate products to promote continuous improvement.
Way forward for WFP Continuation of conditional transfer schemes aimed at increasing community resilience Weather Risk Management Facility partnership with IFAD to continue Provide technical assistance and capacity building in weather risk management Improve weather infrastructure, climate data, and applications Support the development of enabling environments for weather risk management tools, including weather index-based insurance Improvement of project quality through development of a DRR and CCA toolbox Rome-based DRR partnership (WFP-FAO-IFAD)
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