In a bid to combat the effects of climate change in Rwanda’s Eastern Province, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is playing active role in the Transforming Eastern Province through Adaptation (TREPA) project which is funded by the Green Climate Fund (GCF).
As part of the program, 42 technical staff members from various districts within the province recently underwent intensive training sessions. The aim was to build their capacity on the causes and impacts of climate change, as well as familiarize them with effective adaptation strategies that can be applied at the local level.
The 3 days intensive training took place in Bugesera District, in the Eastern Province of Rwanda.
Dr Lamek Nahayo, GIS and Knowledge Management Officer at IUCN provided training to the Eastern Province’s Districts staff.
Recognizing the urgency of climate change and its potential to disrupt ecosystems and livelihoods, IUCN Rwanda has taken a proactive approach in addressing these challenges. By focusing on the Eastern Province, which is particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change, the organization aims to empower local communities to adapt and mitigate its impact