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Rwandan Drought; Ongoing Climate Concerns






by Aura Lawson La Niña has persisted longer than expected this year, and with it comes agricultural uncertainty for many countries across the globe. Rwanda is no exception. Anthony Twahirwa, head of Rwanda’s Meteorological Center, explains that their forecasting agency expected decreased rainfall as a result of La Niña, or abnormally cool waters in the […]

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African Drought and Data Rescue






Drought in Africa has been a destructive force to life and property since the beginning of recorded time. Most recently, East Africa suffered a severe drought in 2010 that persisted nearly the entire year. However, one good thing that came out of this catastrophic drought was that it revealed several important hints for predicting future […]

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Press Release: WMO Partners with IEDRO to Support Data Rescue in Bolivia, Namibia, Uganda






Deale, Maryland – The United Nation’s weather and climate agency, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), has entered into a cooperative agreement with the International Environmental Data Rescue Organization (IEDRO) to help establish and sustain data rescue projects in Bolivia, Namibia and Uganda. Funds from the WMO’s Voluntary Cooperation Programme (VCP) are being released to IEDRO […]

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