Saturday, October 30, 2010

NASA to help Ethiopia prevent climate change

Walta Info: The Ethiopian Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) said the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will help Ethiopia in the establishment of an integrated program approach to prevent climate change risks through weather forecast activities.

EPA Director, Desalegn Mesfin said on Friday that the authority would sign cooperation agreement providing for capacity building and information exchange with various research institutions including NASA.

He said the agreement enables to forecast weather for 15 years. There would also be transfer of technology and knowledge among the authority, the Addis Ababa University (AAU) and the Johns Hopkins University Group of NASA. The Africa Adaptation Program-Ethiopia (AAP-E) will help install systems, institutions, and processes to scale up climate change adaptation initiatives as future sources of funding become available….

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