Early Warning Systems

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RE: Early Warning Systems

FineResults Research Services would like to invite you to a high impact training on Early Warning Systems to be held in Nairobi from 17th- 21st February 2020

Event information

Course Name: Early Warning Systems

Venue: FineResults Research, Nairobi, Kenya

Event Date: 17th- 21st February 2020

Course Fee : KES 65000 or USD 800

Online Registration : REGISTER HERE


An early warning system (EWS) is technology and associated policies and procedures designed to predict and mitigate the harm of natural and human-initiated disasters and other undesirable events. Early warning systems for natural hazards include those designed for floods, earthquakes, avalanches, tsunamis, tornadoes, landslides and drought. Other systems exist for a variety of events including missile launches, road conditions and disease outbreaks. Early warning systems are means by which people receive relevant and timely information in a systematic way prior to a disaster in order to make informed decisions and take action.


5 days.


Upon completion of the course, participants will:

Understand operational mechanisms and procedures for the prediction, forecasting, monitoring and response to the warning

Examine the kinds of tools and products that are available or could be developed to integrate information into forms most useful for them to make decisions at various levels and set-up appropriate contingency plan or options to guide members of their organization against various hazards of different timescales.

Design end-to-end early warning systems for several types of hazards including, action planning for disaster preparedness, emergency management and social response with respect to the early warning;

Develop tools for early warning audits, identify current gaps in existing early warning systems and put in place enhanced people-centered early warning system

Harmonization of the early warning system and disaster mitigation for effective disaster risk reduction

Undertake risk assessment and design of multi-hazard end-to-end early warning systems for disaster risk reduction

Develop strategies to institutionalize early warning systems into the process cycle of disaster risk reduction and development planning, emergency response, and preparedness activities

Interpret and translate scientific information products into user-friendly formats and prepare & communicate tailor-made early warning information products to elicit a response from the at-risk communities

Design and implement community-based early warning systems that are people centered and that can effectively contribute to the risk management process/risk reduction

Evaluate and introduce public education and training programme for the community based early warning systems

Apply emerging new generation climate prediction technologies for anticipating and managing disaster risks associated with climate change & variability


Module 1

Introduction to End-to-End Early Warning System

Overview of Basic Terminology & Concepts in DRM

Overview of Hazards and possibility of EWS

End-to-End EWS Framework and its Elements

Institutional mechanism/ framework for EWS

Module 1

Hazard Detection, Monitoring, Forecasting & Information for Warning (HDMFW)

Hazard Identification Process

Risk Analysis: Probabilities and Consequences

Risk Management: Options Analysis

Detection, Monitoring, Forecasting & Information for Warning-Drought

Detection, Monitoring, Forecasting & Information for Warning-Flood/Flash Flood

Detection, Monitoring, Forecasting & Information for - Warning-Volcanoes, Earthquake and Tsunami

Module 3

Application of Risk Assessment & Risk Communication for Early Warning

Use of Multi-Hazard Risk Assessment and Risk Maps for Early Warning

Risk Communication Process and Tools

Contingency Plans

Organizational Preparedness and Response Preparation

GIS and RS in Early Warning Systems

Module 4

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for Early Warning Systems

Table-Top Exercise & SOP Development

Community-level focus

Good practice and lessons learned across the globe

Module 5

Monitoring and Evaluation of EWS

Monitoring the performance of EWS through quantifiable indicators and tools

Post Training work plan

Course Evaluation

NB: We are offering you a half day, fun and interactive team building event!

This training can also be customized for your institution upon request. You can also have it delivered your preferred location.

For further inquiries, please contact us through Mobile: +254 732 776 700 / +254 759 285 295 or Email: [email protected]


Participants should be reasonably proficient in English. During the trainings, participants should come with their own laptops.


The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.


Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact us through Mobile: +254 732 776 700 / +254 759 285 295 or Email: [email protected]


Payment should be transferred to FineResults Research Services bank account before commencement of training. Send proof of payment through the email: [email protected]

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How to participate

Individual Registration

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