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Multi-hazard early warning service (MHEWS) Tanzania

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The purpose of the MHEWS Tanzania project was to work in collaboration with the Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA) to reduce the impacts of extreme weather on coastal regions of Tanzania. Much of the population in Tanzania is vulnerable to weather and climate related hazards including flooding, drought, landslides, lightning and disease. Early warning of severe weather is vital as disasters may occur when communities face natural hazards but are not prepared for the impacts.

The project initially focussed on the pilot sectors of marine, fishing, agriculture, oil and gas, and the public weather service. The TMA and the Met Office worked closely with sector stakeholder partners as well as representatives from the Disaster Management Department to understand requirements and jointly develop relevant early warning products and services.

Project reports/documentation

Blog, May 2016 - Severe Weather Events - Effective Planning (SWEEP) workshop with key stakeholders. Read the blog by Met Office Regional International Development Manager for Africa, Kathrin Hall.

Blog, April 2018 - Supporting the delivery of an early warning system through co-production and user engagement. Read the blog by Met Office International Development Manager, Becky Venton.

Impact case study, April 2018 - MHEWS: the right message, at the right time

MHEWS Tanzania project summary

 

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