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Accenture Vicky Easter Brooke

  1. 1. 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
  2. 2. Brief Background of the InstitutionNetHope : A Technology Consortium of 32 INGOs 1
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. Key Activities Related to the Grant and progress to date  The first phase of the WIND project started in November 2010 and completed on 11 Feb 2011  The key activities completed in this phase are outlined below: WIND Business Plan– Timeline and Activities Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10 Week 11 Week 12 Current State Partnering and Recommendations & WIND Requirements and Sustainability Models Business Plan NGO Landscape NGO and Partner Working Groups Project ManagementCopyright © 2011 Accenture All Rights Reserved. 3
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. A public-private partnership will be critical role in making WIND successful • Public-private partnership will be key NGO to building a sustainable model • First step is to build trust between the public and private sectors through Partners transparent negotiations and clear agreements Public Private • There is a market for weather and climate informationCopyright © 2011 Accenture All Rights Reserved. 7
  9. 9. WIND will facilitate provision of weather information to farmers, Service providers will create weather-related products Service Name Description Example Products Channels Weather Info • Weather/Climate • Weather forecasts (24 • Mobile Phones (SMS, (WIND) information hr, 4 day, 7 day, voice), radio 1 Weather/Climate monthly, seasonal) • Extension Information • Emergency alerts officers/community groups • Internet (KMD website) • TV, Papers • Specialized weather • Tailored weather/climate • SMS, Voice based SHFs products paired with advice based on farmer messaging service 2 Weather Products agricultural advice needs (location, crops v • Internet livestock, etc) • Agro-dealer network Weather Related Products • Weather products paired • Tailored advice that • SMS, Voice based with additional data (e.g. includes crop, market messaging service, (Service Providers) 3 Agricultural market prices, crop data, and weather/climate Internet Products input advice) information • Agro-dealers, extension workers • Products to protect farmers • Index insurance (crop • Mobile Phones (SMS Insurance from financial loss due to and livestock) and voice) 4 weather related incidents • Horticulture insurance • Internet Products • Community based channels • Products that provide • Loans • Mobile Phones (SMS capital to purchase • Savings and voice) 5 Finance equipment, livestock, etc. • Internet Products • Community-based channelsCopyright © 2011 Accenture All Rights Reserved. 8
  10. 10. The value chain shows the key steps from data collection through to the use of the information by individuals WIND Value Chain Data Collection & Data Processing Service Provision Use & Feedback Validation Channels • Collection of raw • Processing and • Packaging and • Use of information weather and climate interpretation of distribution of by end users and data data into information information to end feedback users as services The sections of the value chain provide the structure and foundation for the recommended operating model. The model will highlight the processes, technology, and partners needed at each step of the chain.Copyright © 2011 Accenture All Rights Reserved. 9
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. 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