Repost from USAID: Join us Today!

  • Nov 19, 2015

Dear Adaptation Community,

Thank you to those who were able to attend the meeting last week with Dr. Moushumi Chaudhury. For those who could not attend, you can access the recording of the event on the Climatelinks YouTube page here.



Save the Date!

Please join November’s speaker, Ari Davidov, Director for International Development at Earth Networks (EN), on Thursday, November 19, for a discussion on:

Climate Change Adaptation in Least Developed Countries with Innovative Meteorological Early Warning Systems and Public Private Partnerships

Least Developed Countries (LDCs) around the world are highly vulnerable to extreme weather events, which are increasing in number and severity as a consequence of climate change.  An effective meteorological Early Warning System (EWS) is critical to disaster risk reduction, empowering individuals and communities to respond in a timely manner to a variety of weather- and climate-induced hazards. LDC governments require international technology and business-oriented partnerships to build critical infrastructure for end-to-end EWS as well as sustainability platforms that take weather information to the market. In addition to addressing the need for early warnings of extreme events, such EWS can provide significant economic development benefits through delivery of reliable and timely weather information to farmers and weather-sensitive businesses. This presentation will detail the empirical foundation and pilot-based implementation of this approach in African LDCs.
Thursday, November 19, 2015

4:00-5:30 pm

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Please arrive 5-10 minutes early, as we will start the program promptly at 4. 

Chemonics International, Inc.

1717 H St. NW, Washington, DC 20006 

Detailed directions are available at:

RSVP for your in-person participation to no later than COB Tuesday, November 17.

To join us remotely:

Online webinar –

Ari Davidov


Ari Davidov serves as the Director for International Development at Earth Networks (EN), which he joined in 2011. In this capacity, he leads EN’s efforts to establish meteorological Early Warning Systems (EWS) for National Hydro-Meteorological Services (NMHS) as part of Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) programs in, among others, African Least Developed Countries (LDCs). He has piloted and implemented Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) across Africa, with a focus on infrastructure, capacity building and sustainability. Prior to joining EN, Mr. Davidov spent several years at an international division of News Corporation, where he established complex PPPs, concessions, and media ventures in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Before that he served as Project Manager at Population Services International in Russia, where he managed public health projects with ExxonMobil on Sakhalin Island. Mr. Davidov received his Master of Public Administration in International Public Service and Development (IPSD) from Rutgers University in 2006.