Summary of Ethiopia Inception Workshop - September 25th, 2012

The Ethiopia Inception Workshop (IW) was held on Tuesday 25th, September 2012. The Inception Workshop was very well attended by senior government officials and other important stakeholders. The Minister of Water (MoW), Mr. Kebede Gerba, made the opening address and gave the workshop a high level of political visibility and ownership. The press was present and interviewed the minister, UNDP CO representative and the director general of National Meteorological Agency (NMA).

Presentations were made by the NMA, the MoW and the Ministry of Agriculture/Ethiopia Disaster Risk Management and Food Security Sector on existing infrastructure and coordination process for EWS in the country. This was followed by extensive deliberations from the floor which provided very valuable input on the strategic direction the project should take.

Read the attached document for the full report.