The Met Office are working in partnership with the Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA) on a capacity development project, known as CAROT – Climate Adaptation to Risks and for Opportunities in Tanzania. CAROT is part of the AIM4Resilience (Assisting Institutions and Markets for Resilience) programme in Tanzania, and is funded by the UK government’s Department for International Development (DFID). The aims of the project are to enable TMA to support the citizens of Tanzania to make climate-smart decisions based on relevant, reliable and accessible weather and climate information, and to enable TMA to support the private sector with relevant and effective weather and climate services.
The CAROT project has four key outputs:
- Stakeholder engagement – developing stakeholder engagement processes within TMA to ensure that weather and climate products and services meet the needs of information users.
- Data management – implementation of a data rescue process in order to digitise valuable paper-based historic and current weather observations.
- Service delivery – development of new forecast services to meet the needs of stakeholders. The Met Office is also providing communication and media training to enhance capacity in communicating weather and climate information in an accessible and understandable way.
- Monitoring, evaluation and learning – ensuring that TMA products and services are constantly improved to meet stakeholder needs more effectively.
Read the September 2017 blog about some of the user engagement work being carried out under the CAROT project.