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How 'Early Warnings for All' helps to reduce the vulnerability of Maldives: Key takeaways from the first national consultation on Early Warnings for All in Maldives
This paper summarizes the outcomes of the first national consultation on the 'Early Warnings for All' (EW4All) initiative in Maldives that took place in July 2023 and was hosted by the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Technology, in cooperation with the United Nations.
As a call to scale up national action, EW4All can play a crucial role in accelerating investment to address the vulnerability of the Maldives to climate change by improving early warning systems and enhancing resilience, notably by improving risk data collection and monitoring, facilitating the adoption and implementation of advanced technologies, strengthening communication infrastructure, public awareness, education and enhanced preparedness and responses, and capacity building. Building on the gaps and needs identified during the workshop, discussions focused on fleshing out national priorities in Maldives to develop a holistic, value chain approach to establishing a people-centered, multi-hazard impact-based early warning system, including through capacity development across the four pillars of EW4All and through different financing mechanisms that are in the pipeline.