Iteganyagihe Ryacu – Rwanda
The purpose of this project was to enhance and scale up the co-production of climate services for improved climate risk management and an impact based early warning system in Rwanda.
Iteganyagihe Ryacu was led by CIAT (The International Center for Tropical Agriculture) working with Meteo Rwanda (the Rwanda Meteorological Agency), the Met Office and the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI).
The project enhanced the capacity and processes for Meteo Rwanda and local government to co-produce and deliver seasonal climate information services to Rwanda’s farming population, increase access to timely co-produced impact-based early warning services (EWS), and support a functional multi-sectoral coordination committee guiding the co-production of weather and climate services at national and local government levels. This assisted in the delivery of Meteo Rwanda’s Strategic Plan and contribute to the success of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the National Strategy for Transformation.
The use of improved, co-produced and accessible weather and climate services increased. This informed policy formulation and decision making for vulnerability management in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and agriculture sectors at national, district and community levels, empowering vulnerable populations to enhance their resilience to the extreme impacts of weather and climate events. The project provided access to up to 3 million people to climate services information and develop innovative tools for product generation and dissemination.