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Ethiopia: First country to launch ClimDev-Africa Special Fund project

Addis Ababa (HAN)- Public diplomacy and National Security News. The ‪ClimDev‬ ‎Africa‬ Special Fund (CDSF) launched its first project in ‪‎Ethiopia‬ on August 3, 2015 to help Ethiopia cope with, and build resilience to, climate change by enhancing capacity in climate monitoring, data analysis, interpretation, forecasting and dissemination for use in national decision-making.

The project entitled “Strengthening Climate Information and Early Warning Systems for Climate Resilient Development and Adaptation to Climate Change in Ethiopia – (SCI-EWS)” will be implemented over a span of three years at a total cost of EUR 1 million.

Speaking at the launch, Ato Alemayehu Tegenu, Ethiopia’s Minister of Water, Irrigation and Energy, noted that: "Enhancing the capacity of the country’s National Meteorology Agency by promoting strategies that effectively manage risks; reduce vulnerability; and maximize opportunities associated with climate variability, change and extreme weather events for different socioeconomic sectors, is central to our commitment to build a fully climate resilient green economy by 2025."

Photo Credit: Mariusz Kluzniak

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