Enhancing Ethiopia’s Climate Information CapacityJul 2, 2015
2 July 2015, Addis Ababa: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has handed over almost US$ two million worth of equipment to the National Meteorological Agency (NMA).
The equipment, including 40 automatic weather stations, is expected to help strengthen Ethiopia’s early warning network to monitor, generate climate data and feed into early warning systems as well as inform national climate resilient development planning.
The handover of equipment to the National Meteorological Agency falls within a broader programme of support to strengthen climate information and early warning system in Africa for climate resilient development and adaptation to climate change.
In Ethiopia, UNDP implements a four-year US$4.5 million programme with financing from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Least Developed Country Fund (LDCF). Along with the NMA, UNDP executes the programme in partnership with the Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy as well as the Ministry of Agriculture’s Disaster Risk Management and Food Security Sector.