Representatives from climate-sensitive sectors, program managers from government institutions, and other professionals gathered in Nyamata, Bugesera District on 5-7 December to develop Rwanda’s National Framework for Climate Services as part of the Global Framework for Climate Services' implementation.
“The National Framework for Climate Services will enable us to create and provide authoritative, credible and usable science-based climate information and advice that is of value to government institutions, socio-economic sectors mainly agriculture, disaster management, transport safety, health and others, and the broader community,” Minister of Environment, Mr Vincent Biruta, said at the opening of the workshop. Policy makers, practitioners and partners have committed to work together to integrate climate science into decision making in all sectors across Rwanda. The commitment came on the final day of the three-day workshop, organised by Meteo Rwanda and sponsored by USAID, WMO/GFCS, CIAT/CCAFS, IRI, the University of Reading and other partners.
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