The Roles Of State And Non-State Actors In Early Warning And Early Action

Budimir, Mirianna; White, Gavin; Basabe-Rodriguez, Pedro; Butenhoff, Lisa; Bye, Helen; Ewbank, Richard; Fara, Katiuscia; Fearnley, Carina; Gantulga, Gantsetseg; Haque, Ashraful; Harvey, Mark; Heinrich, Dorothy; Kruczkiewicz, Andrew J.; Mall, Pooja; Mzozo, Tasiana; Ngaina, Joshua; Pinder, Nyree; Stephens, Liz; Tokar, Ayse Sezin; Uski, Paula; Watkinson, Julian; Webster, Ben

In early warning and early action (EWEA), the active participation of non-state actors is imperative to the design and dissemination of effective warnings and in ensuring that life-saving preparedness measures are actioned when alerts are issued. Regrettably, there is often a lack of collaboration between state and non-state actors in the development and coordination of early action plans for extreme weather and climate-related events. This document provides an overview of the state and non-state actors involved in building effective, people-centred, inclusive and resilient early warning systems (EWS) at the local, national, and international levels (as depicted in Figure 1). It also outlines their specific roles and contributions across the four key areas of the early warning system value chain (as illustrated in Figure 2). Additionally, this document encompasses eight essential recommendations (R1-R8) aimed at international organisations, national governments and other actors involved in developing and providing early warnings and/or early action to improve the willingness and efficacy of EWEA actors to collaborate and ensure a comprehensive approach to disaster risk reduction and response. These recommendations are accompanied by a set of actions designed for various stakeholders engaged in early warning systems EWS. The actions are intended to facilitate the broader adoption, utilisation, and sustainability of the recommendations


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International Research Institute for Climate and Society
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July 1, 2024