Information Sheet

Project Title PPCR – Improving Climate Data and Information Management Project
Grant Number TF0A0433
Duration 60 months (5 years)
Executing Agency Planning Institute of Jamaica
Financing Strategic Climate Fund administered through the World Bank
Implementing Agencies
  • Meteorological Service of Jamaica (MSJ)
  • Water Resources Authority  (WRA)
  • Rural Agricultural Development  Authority (RADA)
  • Ministry of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change (MWLECC)
  • National Spatial Data Management Division (NSDMD)
  • Climate Change Division (CCD)
  • Ministry of Health (MOH)
  • Emergency, Disaster Management Special Services Branch (EDMSS)
  • Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM)
  • University of the West Indies
  • Climate Studies Group Mona (CSGM)
Project Development  Objective To improve the quality and use of climate related data and information for effective planning and action at local and national levels.
Project Outputs























Component 1:  Upgrading Hydro-meteorological Data Collection, Processing and Forecasting Systems.

 1.1   Acquisition of sea-level monitoring, meteorological, hydrological, and agro-meteorological equipment, including installation, spare parts and training of MSJ, WRA and RADA staff.

1.2   Replacement of the outdated weather Doppler radar, including rehabilitation of Cooper’s Hill Station facility and training for MSJ staff in operation and maintenance of the new radar.

1.3    Provision of training and technical assistance to improve data management, quality assurance and weather forecasting.


Component 2: Climate Resilient Planning and Hydro-meteorological Information Services.

 2.1.   Updating downscaled high resolution climate change scenarios to prepare the State of the Jamaican Climate 2015 and 2019 reports and to develop training in sector specific climate resilient planning based on said scenarios.

2.2.   Preparation of vulnerability assessments in selected sectors.

2.3.   Preparation of a detailed health sector vulnerability assessment and a costed resilience strengthening plan for climate- proofing the nation’s health facilities and operations.

2.4.   Carrying out community risk profiling and developing targeted early warning messaging for vulnerable groups.

2.5.   Upgrading a multi-agency climate and natural hazard risk data and information sharing system and clearing house with public access.


Component 3: Climate Change Education and Awareness Towards Behavioural Change.

3.1   Climate change information, education and communication campaigns.

3.2   Implementation of targeted attitude and behavioural change initiatives.


Component 4: Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)

4.1   Project deliverables produced on time and within budget.

4.2   Effective M&E framework in place.