Summary of Zambia Inception Workshop – Tuesday 11th September, 2012
The second of ten Inception Workshops was held in Lusaka, Zambia on Tuesday 11th September 2012. Nineteen representatives attended the workshop, including those from government agencies with key roles to play in the LDCF project, as well as UN agencies, the local university and bi-lateral donors.
After opening comments by Ms. Winnie Musonda, UNDP Acting Resident Representative, the workshop was officially opened by Mr Godwin Fishani Gondwe, Acting Director of the Ministry of Lands, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection on behalf of the Permanent Secretary. The workshop was facilitated by Dr Joseph Kanyanga, Chief Meteorologist at the Zambia Meteorological Department (ZMD), who introduced and facilitated discussions on presentations by Mr Peter Chola (Assistant Director of the Department of Water Affairs), Mr Jacob Nkombi (Director of the Zambia Meteorological Department) and Mr Rasford Kalamatila (Principal Agricultural Specialist at the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock). These presentations were followed by a description of the project background and the need for EWS in the African context (including the different aspects of EWS that may need to be strengthened).
Read the attached document for the full report.