Published on 09 Mar 2018 — View Original
George Gaye, Superintendent at Basse Meteorological station in The Gambia’s Upper River Region, has watched climate change increasingly kill cattle and ruin harvests over the years, but since the UN Environment improved forecasting equipment and systems at his station, he can now warn people about the weather.
© Hannah McNeish/UN Environment
Dingiri, The Gambia: When Bundauda Samasa was a boy, everyone knew to the day when the rains would start and stop sprinkling the fields in The Gambia’s Upper River Region, and what harvest of groundnuts, vegetables, rice and pulses to expect.
- The NAPA strongly advocated for a more systematic consideration and inclusion of climate change related issues in sectoral policies;
- A strong call for more efforts to ensure a more visible mainstreaming of climate change into various sectoral policies during a stakeholder consultation with senior policy makers in key Ministries and Agencies during the Project Development Phase of the Early Warning Project;
- Wide recognition of the importance of climate proofing national and sectoral development policies, programmes and projects
- Identify sectoral policy frameworks (ANR, Energy, Disaster Management, Waste, and Decentralization) for a climate sensitive review;