THE 20TH GFCS PROJECT DELIVERY TEAM (PDT) CALLS FOR ENHANCED DISSEMINATION AND UTILIZATION OF CLIMATE SERVICES.
Dar es Salaam, 20/11/2019; The Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS), Tanzania Project Delivery Team (PDT) organized a 20th PDT which took place at Tanzania Meteorological Authority (TMA) headquarter, Ubungo Plaza. The meeting was also attended by representative from DFiD and Climate Action Network TZ (CANTZ) as invitee.
During the meeting, the PDT called for partners and all stakeholders to enhance implementation of GFCS activities, particularly the National Framework for Climate Service (NFCS) and put more efforts in strengthening dissemination and utilization of climate information and products.The PDT also urged partners to take into consideration the role of climate services in strengthening the implementation of 1.5 0C goals as highlighted in the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) special report on im pacts of global warming of 1.50C.
“Impacts of global warming of 1.50C are devastating to natural and social system and drastic and urgent actions need to be taken to save the planet and its people and ecosystem”. Said Prof. Pius Yanda the PDT member and Vice Chair for Working Group II of the IPCC as he explained key messages of the report.
Dr. Ladislaus Chang’a, the PDT chairperson and IPCC focal point for Tanzania, added that, the observed and projected increase in the number of hot daysand other climate extremes such as floods poses a serious threat to the achievement of the sustainable development goals and Tanzania Development Vision.
The PDT also commended the secretariat and all partners for enhanced gender mainstreaming in the implementation of GFCS activities, particulary the enhanced participation of women from rural areas in weather and climate development initiatives.
On the other hand, PDT received progress reports on implementation of GFCS APA phase II from Tanzania Red Cross Society (TRCS), Tanzania Meteorological Authority (TMA), World Food Programme (WFP) and Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MoHCDGEC), and called for planned activities to be done according to the timeframe set.
PDT is responsible for monitoring progress on programme activities, planning and implementing joint activities, and normally meets quarterly and consists of participants from Tanzania Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), Vice President Office (VPO), Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MoHCDGEC), Ministry of Agriculture (MoA), World Health Organization (WHO), World Food Program (WFP-TZ), Tanzania RedCross Society (TRCS) and Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA).