CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION AND AFRICAN AGRICULTURE GRANTEE CONVENING 24-25 February 2011 Project Name: Weather Information for Development Grantee : NetHopePresenter : Vicky Easterbrook (Accenture Development Partnerships - ADP) Time allocated – 10 minutes 0
Brief Background of the InstitutionNetHope : A Technology Consortium of 32 INGOs 1
Objectives of the Rockefeller Foundation Grant• The Gates and Rockefeller foundations funded a planning project in Kenya focused on improving the livelihoods of smallholder farmers through the provision of improved weather and climate information• The project has 3 key objectives: 12 weeks, Nov 2010 – Feb 2011 1 2 3 Improved access Increased capacity Building an open, to accurate & for collecting & sustainable timely weather disseminating Public-Private information weather Partnership information 2
Initial phase involved significant levels of engagement with stakeholders from various sectorsEnd Users Farming community Target • Smallholder farmers • Large scale farmers • KENFAP NGO Donors/Foundations Development Banks Government • FSD Trust • Ashoka • • • KMD Development Sector Gates Foundation African Development Bank • AGRA • ALIN • Rockefeller Foundation • World Bank • ACMAD • WorldVision • Child Fund • Syngenta Foundation • ICPAC/IGAD • Concern • Plan Intl • WMO • CRS • Red Cross • Ministry of Agriculture • Grameen • Save the • Ministry of Livestock • Oxfam Children • Ministry of Cooperatives • Winrock • NetHope • Ministry of Fisheries • Ministry of Regional Development Authorities • USAID Insurance Technology Banks / Financial Services Agricultural Community • MicroEnsure • Safaricom • Kenya Equity Bank • KACE Private Sector • UAP • Airtel • Central Bank of Kenya • KENCALL • Swiss RE • Ericsson • IFC • Farmer Voice Radio • APA • Fairmount • Kenya Commercial Bank • Kenya Seed Company • CIC • Adcon (KCB) • Lachlan • Munich Reinsurance • aWhere • AgCommons • Jubilee Insurance • Orange • College of Insurance • ICEA • AON Research Research/Agriculture • ILRI • KARI • AKU • U. Nairobi 4
Our findings showed that farmers need accessto more accurate weather information, combinedwith agricultural and financial advice • Farmers need reliable, timely and granular information • Traditional ways of predicting weather/ climate are no- longer working • Weather and climate events are impacting livelihoods of farmers in Kenya • Different types of farmers (livestock vs. crop) in different locations (Rift Valley v Coast) have different information needs • There are many similar initiatives in Kenya that present opportunities for collaboration/ learning (including Farmer Voice Radio, KACE, mKilimo, Kilimo Salama) 5
Our findings showed that stations are being deployedin Kenya, but the network of stations, & disseminationof information, need to be extended & improved Data collection requires both automatic weather stations (AWSs) and satellites Existing network of weather stations is inadequate AWSs are being deployed in Kenya by KMD, donors and private companies Improvements are required in the dissemination of weather and climate information Mobile technology, radio and local extension services are the preferred dissemination channels 6
The proposed Operating Model for WIND has been developed in conjunction with KMD and other key stakeholders Weather Data Other Weather Data Non-Weather Data Data Collection & Validation Maintenance Market Data Voluntary Available Free Government Privately Held Observations Agriculture Data Available at Cost Finance Data Weather Data Store Data Validation Data ProcessorsProcessing Public Other Data TailoredProvision Weather/Climate Service Providers Service Weather / Climate Forecasts Products Weather Agriculture Insurance Finance Products Products Products Products Distribution channels (mobile phone, radio, extension workers, agro-dealers, model farmers, NGOs, churches etc)Use &Fdbk Out of WIND Scope Farmers Government Research NGOs Other In WIND Scope 10
In collaboration with other stakeholders, WIND will be able to scale by geography, services provided, and types of end users/service providers targetedIncreasing Value Phase 3 – Expand & Phase 2 – Evolve Phase 1a/b – Deployment Planning Increase Reach & Deploy stations and Impact Define WIND Scope services (Current Phase) 2010 - 2011 2011 - 2013 2013 – 2015+ Evaluate & Evaluate & Improve Improve 11
Phase 1a culminated in a high level business plan for the WIND program WIND Operating ModelInitial partner roles High level High level & responsibilities Deployment Strategy Business Model High Level WIND Business Plan 12
Key Challenges• Establishing governance structure for WIND program• Building capacity• Making WIND sustainable and scalable• Making WIND an attractive business opportunity for service providers• Increasing awareness and understanding within farming communities• Translating ‘need’ into ‘demand’ 13
Next steps WIND has now completed the first phase of the project and is embarking on the next phase on 28 February 2011 The overall objectives remain the same: 17 weeks, Feb – Jun 2011 1 2 3 Improved access to Increased capacity for collecting & Building an open, accurate & timely disseminating sustainable Public- weather weather Private Partnership information information• The key activities include development of: – Capacity assessment – Governance model and partnership recommendations – Multi year business plan (inc. costs and revenue streams) – Detailed plan for deployment of stations and services 14
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