Cambodia is facing mounting development challenges due to climate change. Damage related to the October 2013 flooding alone, caused by heavy rain and the seasonal swell of the Mekong River, is estimated at $356 million, having affected 20 out of 24 provinces and 1.7 million people; 297,600 hectares of rice paddies were inundated and more than 28,100 hectares of rice were immediately destroyed . Climate change is resulting in longer dry seasons and shorter, more intense rainy seasons. This impacts both the frequency and severity of natural hazards such as floods and droughts, as well as agricultural production which is dependent on seasonal rainfall. Recovery from such events puts strain on the least developed country’s (LDC’s) limited resources and forces shifts in development priorities – hindering Cambodia’s ability to progress and to achieve its development goals.
The Royal Government of Cambodia’s (RGC) preferred situation is to implement an effective early warning system (EWS). The purpose of an EWS is to monitor climate and environmental data on a real-time basis, detect adverse trends and make reliable predictions of possible impacts in the form of early warning information. An early warning therefore refers not only to advisories in emergency situations, but also to information related to the changing climatic trends revealed after tracking and analyzing climate and weather data over time. An effective EWS would thus enable timely response to natural hazards and extreme weather events, as well as informed planning in light of changing climate trends.
Duties and Responsibilities
The consultant will be tasked to refine the strategic approach to ensure effective implementation of the EWS project and post-implementation sustainability.
The key output of this assignment is the development a suitable business model allowing the engagement with relevant stakeholders building on their strength to ensure effective delivery of the project expected outputs/results in a sustainable manner. Based on the his/her analysis of the challenges, stakeholder analysis, with consideration of the potential state of the art-technology, the business model should consist of:
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Required Skills and Experience
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