The first phase of the project CLIMANDES (Servicios climáticos con énfasis en los Andes en apoyo a las decisiones), aiming to improve climate services in Peru has, been successfully completed, highlighting the potential to bring substantial socio-economic benefits and increase resilience to climate variability and climate change.
In addition to improving climate services, the project also envisages the formation and training of students and professionals in meteorology and climatology.
The project is run by the Peruvian Meteorological and Hydrological Service, SENAMHI, and Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology MeteoSwiss to improve climate services and transfer Alpine know-how to the Andes through a project known as CLIMANDES. It is financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) through the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
Building on the positive results of the first phase, the focus will now switch to expanding and upscaling the pilot project in the next phase planned for 2016 to 2018.