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Training and Awareness Creation workshop hold on Climate information usage (30-31 August 2013)


The training and awareness creation workshop under the theme, ??mproving the Capacity for Community Based Climate Change adaptation" has undergone at Adama Dire International Hotel on 30-31 August 2013.

The training workshop was being organized with the support of UNDP, in collaboration with the National Meteorological Agency, (NMA) and Ministry of Forestry and Environmental Protection, to enhance the capacity of the local government planners, and community organizations of the target Weredas to enable them interpret and use the weather information provided at local level for planning purposes.

Ato Dula Shanko, the Deputy General Manager of NMA said on his opening remark, said that, ??his kind of training workshop can improve the utilizing capacity of meteorological information. Hence, the Agency works on this regard, to reach the grass-root level society."

The objectives of the training as Ato Melese Lema, Director of Meteorological data and climatology indicated that: to train andcreate awareness to eligible entities within the four target Weredas to enable them understand the down scaled climate information using models by NMA and making use of weather and climate information for planning short term decision making; to train and create awareness on the use of meteorological instruments; to create awareness to target Wereda representatives regarding micro-insurance service providing companies and their experience on executing weather insurance projects and their merit and demerit.

There have been over 70 participants attending in the training and awareness creation workshop, who are representatives of Weredas. Moreover, agents from Oromiya and Niyala insurance companies have presented the weather insurance importance and accessibility.

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