Workshop on GFCS APA phase II: DR. KIJAZI ARGUES COLLABORATIVE EFFORTS IN GFCS PHASE II FOCUSING ON IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NFCS

Friday, September 21, 2018

On 17th September 2018, World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in collaboration with Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA) organized a technical workshop on the Global Framework for Climate Services Adaptation Programme in Africa (GFCS APA) phase II, which took place at Golden Jubilee Tower, in Dar es Salaam.

The objectives of the workshop were; to review lessons learnt, experiences and best practice of GFCS project phase I; to review partner work plans and identification of areas in project delivery; to review and finalize the monitoring and evaluation plan and establish a project work plan (with detailed initial project activities)

On behalf of Dr. Agnes Kijazi, the Director General of TMA and the permanent representative of the United Republic of Tanzania with World Meteorological Organization, Dr. Ladislaus Chang’a, the Director of Research and Applied Meteorology, who is also the Chair of the Project Delivery Team (PDT), read her pre-prepared speech. On her speech Dr. Kijazi congratulated members of the Programme Steering Committee (PSC) and members of the PDT for the successfully implementation of Phase I programme activities including the preparation and launching of the National Framework For Climate Services (NFCS). She urged members to enhance and sustain the momentum and the collaborative efforts in Phase II focusing on implementation of the NFCS.

The technical workshop brought together the Project Delivery Team (PDT) members which include participants from World Meteorological Organization (WMO); Intenational Federation of RedCross and Red Crescent  Societies (IFRC); World Food Program (WFP);  World Health Organization (WHO); Tanzania World Food Program (WFP-TZ); Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MoHCDGEC); Ministry of Agriculture (MoA); Tanzania RedCross Society (TRCS); Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA) and University of Dar es Salaam.

The implementation of Phase II of the GFCS Adaptation Programme in Africa is generously funded by Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD).

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