Building a resilient Tanzania through Tanzania Meteorological Agency - TMAMar 24, 2017
In recent years, there has been a dramatic shift in weather patterns and unprecedented change in geological structures.All of which can lead to natural disasters that not only destroys people's lives but also hinder economic development, both at the local level and the national level.
Our goal as a development partner to the government of Tanzania is to support institutional capacity building to better withstand external climate change related forces. In these process we are currently empowering the Tanzania Meteorological Agency -TMA with 36 automatic weather stations across the country at a total cost of 27,165,000 USD part of which the government of Tanzania has committed $22,565,000, Global Environment Facility committed $4M and UNDP Tanzania committed $600,000.
The project is jointly implemented by the Prime Minister's Office, The Ministry of Water and Irrigation, Ministry of Agriculture Livestock and Fisheries and TMA; Pangani Basin Water Board and Ruvuma and Southern Coast Basin Water Board are the project Responsible Parties.
The overall objective of the project is to strengthen the weather, climate and hydrological monitoring capabilities, early warning systems and available information for responding to extreme weather and planning adaptation to climate change in Tanzania.
The project has raised the level of capacities of agencies to monitor, assess and disseminate hydro-climate information for early warnings and long-term planning.