Zimbabwe hosted its first climate science symposium on 19 to 21 June, 2013 in Harare under the theme:”Life in a changing climate.” The symposium was hosted by the Meteorological Services Department (MSD) on behalf of the government of Zimbabwe with support from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). According to the Meteorological Department, the conference was hosted to create a forum through which meteorologists,climatologists and scientists can share findings on the science of past,present and future climate in particular of Zimbabwe and for the rest of the SADC region. “Climate change is a topical issue on the global agenda and of concern to Zimbabwe, hence the move to discuss the science of climate change,” said Dr Amos Makarau, Director for the Meteorological office in Zimbabwe at the symposium. The symposium also provided a forum for researchers and other stakeholders to discuss,interact and share information on how the past,present and future climate impacts the different sectors of the economy and livelihoods. Stakeholders also had the opportunity to come up with recommendations to input in the national climate change policy and establishing a foundation for guiding climate change intervention strategies. Sub-themes included;vulnerability and impacts of climate change,adaptation,mitigation and policy,indigenous knowledge systems and climate change,climate science and climate analysis and applications.
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