Rwanda Meteorology Agency (Meteo Rwanda) is showcasing weather and climate services at the ongoing 22nd Rwanda International Trade Fair (RITF) that kicked off on Monday 22nd July 2019 at Gikondo Expo Grounds.
This is the second time Meteo Rwanda has attended the trade fair. Services being exhibited are the mobile weather station, the Doppler weather radar, weather products and services among others.
Mr. Aimable Gahigi, the Director General of Meteo Rwanda said that participating in the exhibitions helped Meteo Rwanda to increase awareness and uptake of weather and climate services.
“Since we started participating in the exhibitions and trade fairs we have seen the number of people interested in weather and climate services growing. The engagements and comments from our stakeholders are valued when we are designing products and they are part of the co-production exercise we recently introduced to involve our end users in products designing,” Said Director General.
Mr. Thadee Gasasira an engineer from RBC who visited Meteo Rwanda’s stand indicated that his sector relies very much on weather and climate services.
“I am happy with what you are doing. Keep it up” noted Gasasira.
Mr. Dominique Mvunabandi, the Director of Science, Technology and Innovation Department at the Rwanda National Commission for UNESCO said that he is proud of Meteo Rwanda’s achievements over the last few decades.
Reports from Rwanda Private Sector Federation indicate that over 450 exhibitors from 25 countries participated in the trade fair. The 3-week exhibition is expected to attract 400,000 visitors and will end on 11th August 2019.