IEU Learning Talk: Early Warnings for All

27 March 2024

  • Event type IEU talk
  • Participation
    By invitation only
  • Date 27 March 2024
  • Location Hybrid


The Early Warnings for All initiative aims to provide life-saving early warning systems for all by the end of 2027. It is led by WMO and UNDRR.  On 27 March 2024 the GCF Independent Evaluation Unit (IEU), together with the Division of Mitigation and Adaptation (DMA), hosted the Learning Talk: Early Warnings for All. This learning talk highlighted insights from the IEU’s work on behavioural science that can support pre-emptive action to saves lives and reduces losses. DMA colleagues then summarised progress with the Early Warnings for All at the GCF.  

Discussion highlights

  • "Our [GCF] solution is innovative, systematic, and collaborative. We look at an inclusive point of view. People centered approach and how this can be customized for community needs."
  • "WMO discussions are looking at how to drive uptake, forecasts are useless unless used. Co-creation is the centre of this, people have to believe the system. Country ownership is  a key factor – and a key investment criteria for GCF”  

  • [On the "last mile challenge] "Behavioural science can factor in every step - from tailoring the message to dissemination"  

Learning outcomes

  • How to integrate behavioural science: Build a theory of change and identify the last mile; Identify barriers to and enables of desired behaviours; Design possible behavioral science interventions and test efficacy on a small sub-sample​; Scale-up successful interventions; Close the gap and increase program effectivenes
  • Behavioural Science in Early Warning Systems:

  • Multi-hazard impact based early warning system


  • Michell Dong, Impact Evaluation Specialist, IEU
  • Bapon Fakhruddin, Water Resources Management Senior Specialist, DMA
  • Joseph Intsiful, Senior Climate Information and Early Warning Systems Specialist, DMA
  • Moderated by Martin Prowse, Evaluation Specialist, IEU