A coordinated campaign to improve early warning systems and increase resilience to extreme weather is being rolled out in the Lake Victoria region, the largest freshwater body in Africa and the biggest inland fishery in the world. WMO provides the umbrella for the HIGH impact Weather Lake System project, known as HIGHWAY, which brings together partners including the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) of Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, and UK and the US National Center for Atmospheric Research. It is managed by the WMO and funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID).
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On 17th January 2019, The Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS), Tanzania Project Delivery Team (PDT) organized an extended PDT with invitees from UN agencies, NGO’s and Sector Ministries with the aim of obtaining needs and suggestions for effective implementation of the NFCS. During the opening of the meeting, the acting PDT Chair Mr. Juvenal Kisanga appreciated the participation of the invited participants ‘I appreciate the participation of NGOs, ministries, sectors and development partners as I believe their presence will assist on provision and update on sector needs, ideas and suggestions of which will support the efective implementation of the NFCS’ said Mr. Kisanga.
On 21/11/2018, Dar es Salaam, the Director General of Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA) Dr. Agnes Kijazi officiated the opening of Tanzanian Meteorological Society (TMS) workshop, on promoting the implementation of NFCS.
Tanzania has launched the second phase of the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) Adaption Programme in Africa project with the aim of increasing resilience of people most vulnerable to the impacts of weather and climate-related hazards.
On 18th September 2018, Tanzania launched the Global Framework for Climate Services Adaption Programme in Africa (GFCS APA)- Phase II in Dar es Salaam. The Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA) in collaboration with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and other partners successfully implemented GFCS Phase I, from 2014 to March 2017. GFCS APA programme is being funded by the Government of Norway.