Development cooperation

Ruanda/Tansania/Kenia alueellinen ilmastoyhteistyö


The objective of the Finnish Meteorological Institute’s regional ICI-project (FINKERAT) is to reduce the vulnerability of societies in Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania to the impacts of climate change, extreme weather phenomena and harm caused by air pollution. The project will increase the capacity of meteorological institutes in Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania to provide more efficient and timely weather forecasts, early warning services and air quality services for the benefit of communities, administrative institutions, the economy and political decision-makers. The project will also have regional impact, as it will increase cooperation and information sharing between Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania partner organisations and, more broadly, East African sister organisations, thus improving the region’s ability to prepare for extreme weather events and natural disasters. The project also cooperates with Finnish private sector actors, and it pilots Vaisala’s technology in partner countries. Project parties are Finnish Meteorological Institute, Kenya Meteorological Department, Rwanda Environmental Management Authority, Rwanda Meteorology Agency and Tanzania Meteorological Authority.

Funding decision

2 500 000 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Climate change - adaptation
  • Aid to environment
  • Disaster risk reduction

Field of activity

  • Meteorological services 100%

Special target group

  • youth
  • people with disability

Funding channel

Ilmatieteen laitos



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