MoU between Severe Weather Consult and Musanze District
Musanze District has signed an MoU with Severe Weather Consult to implement a project: “Severe Weather Warning on Flood and Lightning: Musanze City”
Severe weather Consult signed an MoU with Musanze Distric to implement a weather information system that generates accurate weather predictions as well as alerts on flood and lightning. Weather information will primarily be available on mobile phones. Musanze residents can use the timely weather information to plan their daily activities; and take safety precautions before disaster strikes.
The SWC predictions/information system is unique from other existing systems in two ways; inclusion of an innovative lightning sensor and delivery of weather information and alerts on phones in Rwanda. SWC will organize regular capacity building program and training for sector level authorities in (1) Disaster Risks Reduction and management focusing on floods and lightning (2) in weather and climate information delivery to community via SMS, Mobile apps and USSD code technology.
Low-income earners who are the majority in Musanze city. 60% of them are women. More specifically the beneficiaries are Musanze city dwellers, youth, people with disabilities, business people, tourists, tour guides, hotel owners and farmers living in the city neighborhood.