The overarching outcome of the ASPIRE Adaptive Social Protection (ASP) training services will be to enable Social Protection (SP) stakeholders in the target countries to make better use of climate & livelihoods information to support SP decision making that builds livelihoods resilient to drought, flood and other climate shocks. Implementation of the training will have general applicability across the Sahel & ECOWAS SP communities and help ensure sustainability of the wider project activities. This course is a key part of delivering this training.

The key learning outcomes of this training will be:

- Enhanced understanding by Met services of the climate information needs of SP stakeholders : what SP is, what information SP stakeholders need and why and how they can use this information.

- Awareness of the nature of monitoring and forecasting and the role and activities of NMS among SP stakeholders.

- Improved understanding of the possibilities, uncertainties and practical relevance of climate information.

- Knowledge of how SP can make best use of climate information with examples taken from the specific SP programmes implemented at national level and potential triggers for interventions

Programme Structure

Social Protection Overview

  • What is Social Protection
  • Why is it important
  • How does it link to Met services?
  • What information does it require/consist of?
  • Who is involved in Social Protection and how to work together?

(Theatre of the oppressed)

HEA/IHM information: A Key part of the puzzle

  • What is HEA/IHM
  • How does it work?
  • What information do you get from it?
  • How can you use this information for social protection?
  • How can you use this information for met services?

Planning ahead: Using forecasting to kick start social protection action

  • What does planning ahead look like?
  • SCENARIO Planning – what is this?
  • Using SCENARIO planning
  • SCENARIO planning exercise

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