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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Southern African states to launch climate change study centre

Southern African Science Centre for Climae Change and Adaptive Land
Five Southern African states have agreed to establish a common monitoring centre for climate change studies for the region, reports TheNewAge.
The study centre, Southern African Science Service Centre for Climate Change and Adaptive Land Management NaijaAgroNet learnt would be launched in Windhoek, Namibia by the five countries, namely South Africa, Angola, Botswana, Zambia and Namibia.
Also, NaijaAgroNet gathered that German government supported the initiative with 50 million euros, about N10.38 billion aimed at streamlining the regional scientific research about climate change trends and management of natural resources.
NaijaAgroNet recalls that a similar centre was recently launched by 10 West African states, supported and funded by Germany.
John Phiri, Zambian Science minister said, "This initiative will bring knowledge, data, information and services generated by our own scientists with support of their colleagues from Germany." 
The centre would also coordinate research and share information, with a secretariat based in Windhoek.
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