Praia City, 19 September 2017 – In order to develop the capacity of water professionals from several national institutions of Cabo Verde to identify strategies for managing and adapting to climate change, the National Agency for Water and Sanitation of Cabo Verde conducted workshop on how to use the framework of Integrated Water Resources Management to develop strategies to adapt to climate change and better manage flood risks. The two days event took place in the city of Praia.
The workshop was divided in different themes: Assessing the impacts of climate change in the water sector, IWRM links to disasters, operational predictions, early warning and disaster management systems, institutional and policy instruments on floods and disaster management systems and measuring the performance of flood forecasting Services. ”
During the training a field visit was organised to a flood-prone area. Beneficiaries of this technical training are members the municipal councils and institutions working in the field of environment, security and civil protection sectors.
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This activity is supported by the Atlantic & Indian Ocean Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) project, financed by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and jointly implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and executed by the United Nations Office for Project Support (UNOPS). It was organised as national follow-up training to the regional training of trainers on “Climate Change Adaption and Flood Management in the Context of Integrated Water Resources Management” that was organised in Moroni, Comoros from 22 to 24 May 2017.