Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA) in collaboration with the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) of the United States of America has launched the “Enhancing National Climate Services (ENACTS)” programmme which aims at enabling users of climate services to access climate services in a simple and easy way including through TMA’s Website (www.meteo.go.tz).
Dr. Buruhani Nyezi the Chairperson of the TMA’s Ministerial Advisory Board on launching the service urged TMA to enhance their services to benefit the society. Furthermore, Dr. Nyenzi applauded TMA for their effort to collaborate with experts from various institutions and countries who are members of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in the process of enhancing TMA services in Tanzania. Furthermore, Dr.Nyenzi thanked the IRI for their support in the ENACTS and its official launch.
On her side, Dr. Agnes Kijazi, the Director General of Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA) called for all stakeholders and public at large to mainstream weather and climate information in planning and implementation of their socio-economic activities, since all various socio-economic sectors in the country rely on weather and climate.
Dr. Kijazi also appreciated the support of IRI and for their collaborations with TMA in the past three years working on ENACTS. Dr. Kijazi further thanked DFID through USA based Columbia University for sponsoring the launching event of ENACTS which involved seventy (70) participants from various stakeholders of weather and climate services in Tanzania (Government and Non-Governments Organizations) that was held at Ubungo Plaza, Dar es Salaam on 18 December 2015.
ISSUED BY; MONICA MUTONI, PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER-TANZANIA METEOROLOGICAL AGENCY (TMA)