Project Brief: Tanzania

The ability of decision-makers in Tanzania to understand the likely impacts of climate change in the short and long-term is of critical importance to the countries’ sustainable growth aspirations.  Given Tanzania’s reliance on climate sensitive agriculture, natural resources management and energy, the impacts of climate change that have already been experienced have had negative effects on the nation’s productive sectors and infrastructure. This projects aims at strengthening the capacity of the Government of Tanzania to observe, analyse and forecast climate information to enhance their early warning systems and for climate resilient development and adaptation to climate change.

Tanzania has several barriers with regard to EWS and hydro-met capacity: i) insufficient meteorological and hydrological observing stations to adequately and accurately monitor the current state of the climate and hydrology; ii) lengthy and ineffective means of communicating weather, climate and early warning information; iii)un-coordinated operation, maintenance and use of the hydro-climate monitoring system and information; iv) policy and institutional weaknesses in the mechanisms governing disaster management.  The LDCF financing will address these constraints to ensure a stronger and more effective climate resilient development.

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