Tanzania Meteorological Agency in collaboration with the World Meteorological Organization and the Prime Minister’s Office held an extra ordinary meeting of the Tanzania national body for disaster relief Coordination (TANDREC) to discuss the implementation of the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) at the National level. The meeting was chaired by the Permanent Secretary, Prime Minister’s Office Dr Florence Turuku and the discussion was mainly on the development of National Framework for Climate Services and the linkage between the Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) structures in Tanzania with the GFCS. The meeting adopted two important recommendations; firstly, the existing DRR Platform saves as the National forum for sustained dialogue between users and providers of climate services in Tanzania. Secondly, TANDREC serves as the Steering Committee for the Development of National Framework for Climate Services.
On his opening Remarks Dr Florence Turuku said as part of the implementation of the GFCS programme in Tanzania, the National steering Committee to oversee the development of national framework for climate services is required. In this case, it is proposed that the functions and membership of TANDREC reflects additional tasks of overseeing the development of the national framework for climate services in the country.
Dr. Ellijah Mukhala, representative of the World Meteorological Organization in Eastern and Southern Africa briefly highlighted the implementation of GFCS Adaptation Programme in Africa, which is currently being piloted in Tanzania and Malawi under the sponsorship of the Government of Norway. He noted with satisfaction the excellent progress made in the implementation of GFCS in Tanzania and particularly the formulation of the Project Delivery Team (PDT) chaired by TMA, and a very successful organization of the National consultations workshops, which drew the participation of more than 60 participants from Government Institutions, NGOs, Media and implementation partners that came up with important recommendations for the effective implementation of the GFCS at national level.
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