The Multi Country Programme to Strengthen Climate Information for Resilient Development and Adaptation to Climate Change in Africa" (CIRDA) will support the following countries in Africa use climate information as a key tool in long term planning fundamental for economic development.
  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Ethiopia
  • The Gambia
  • Liberia
  • Malawi
  • Sierra Leone
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
The ability of decision-makers to understand and communicate the likely impacts of climate change is of critical importance in adapting development plans to new climate realities and the increasing rate of climate related shocks.

The Programme will strengthen the capacity of these countries and the region to develop and operate modern climate information and early warning systems by making available technical assistance and provide access to new technologies. Countries will also benefit from regional coordination and a knowledge sharing platform.
The Multi Country Programme is being implemented by UNDP with funding from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Least Developed Country Fund (LDCF) and is an example of the concrete actions that the UN is taking to reduce the impacts of climate change in all development sectors.

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