Iteganyagihe Ryacu – 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. 

Rwanda local government adopts use of online climate information Maprooms for agricultural planning and support for farmers - September 2020

Strengthening the capacity of agriculture in Rwanda to adapt to a variable and changing climate - June 2020

Doppler weather radar helps Rwanda smallholder farmers to reduce crop losses from floods - August 2019

Bringing cutting edge digital climate services to Rwanda’s farmers - December 2019

You may also be interested in the following websites:

African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC) 

Building Resilience & Adaptation to Climate Extremes & Disaster (BRACED)

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)

Future Climate for Africa (FCFA)