BRAC-Liberia Conducts Weather Info Sharing Workshop

first_imgCBOs, leaders and some BRAC-Liberia officials BRAC-Liberia recently conducted training for 21 leaders of Community Based Organizations (CBOs) in Weather Information Sharing Operations at its Training and Resource Center in Kingsville, Careysburg.The training will help farmers improve their yields. “From our Disaster Risk Assessment Report, storms, floods, and droughts are visible factors of climate change affecting farming activities in the country, BRAC-Liberia disaster risk management specialist Decontee Saytarkon said.“BRAC-Liberia will partner with CARI to provide weather information to farmers around the country,” Saytarkon said.Leaders of CBOs who attended the training were chosen from Monterrado, Margibi, Bomi, Grand Cape Mount, Bong and Grand Bassa counties.The workshop which was part of the ongoing EU funded “Pro Act Project” was meant to educate volunteer CBO leaders on weather calculation during the rainy season, weather radiation calculation and the techniques for reducing agricultural disasters and risks.He said the initiative, which is starting on a low scale, will ease the impact of some climatic challenges like drought, floods and storms that farmers are faced with in some parts of the country.Additionally, Saytarkon said BRAC-Liberia will develop a communications channel with CARI weather stations to make available weather information to farmers through BRAC-Liberia volunteer CBOs.Freeman K. Blackie, an agro-meteorologist and ICT officer at CARI, who was a facilitator of the workshop, said that the twelve weather stations will help farmers with daily weather information that could result in new farming technologies to make farming easier.The twelve weather stations are funded by the EU and are undergoing construction by the Liberian Government through CARI in various county capitals, including Kakata, Tubmanburg, Robertsport, Voinjama, Barclayville, Harbel, Gbarnga, Tapita, Buchanan, Sanniquillie and Monrovia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Fit again, Timbe dreams of AFCON success

first_imgFit again, the Chinese based winger hopes he can make up for time lost with a robust display at the Cup of Nations which kick off on June 21 in Cairo, Egypt.“I am thankful to be back. It was a tough period but I had a good team behind me. I have been working hard for the past few months and I am delighted to be back and playing. I had planned the surgery well to ensure that I would be back for AFCON and I have been working on my fitness for the last two months now,” Timbe told Capital Sport.“It was tough not only for me but my family and the national team as well. For a player it is agonizing being out for such a period of time but that is now behind me and I am focused now to bring in good results for the team,” he further added.Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne explains a point as winger Ayub Timbe listens in during a training session in Marcoussis, Paris on June 6, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluTimbe is working with head coach Sebastien Migne for the first time and the Frenchman’s work ethic, belief and confidence in him has already rubbed in well.“I have enjoyed so far because I have been here for like three days. He is a very good coach who insists on discipline and hard work and it has not been tough getting along with him because we believe in the same things,” Timbe noted.His focus is solely on the Cup of Nations where Kenya hopes to make it into the round of 16 at least and Timbe believes with the current group of players, it is possible to achieve the feat.“I believe that everything is possible. Our motto now is ‘yes we can’ and if we believe in ourselves, go there and show mentality we can achieve anything. Everyone is giving their best and everyone is focused,”Harambee Stars winger Ayub Timbe watches on during a training session at the National Rugby Centre in Marcoussis, Paris on June 6, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“We are all looking forward to it because the coaches have done their job on the group that we are in and the players as well have shown that they want to do this. I believe getting out of the group to the knockout round is something we can achieve,” he added further.Stars will be boosted with is return especially in attack, an area that Migne has time and again stated he would want improvement.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Harambee Stars winger Ayub Timbe gestures during a training session at the National Rugby Centre in Marcoussis, Paris on June 6, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluPARIS, France, Jun 7, 2019 – Ayub Timbe played only one of Harambee Stars’ 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualification matches, the 2-1 loss against Sierra Leone in Free Town on Match Day One, but he has returned to the team with a dream of playing a pivotal role in its success.Timbe was suspended for three matches following his sending off in that game, but just before he was eligible to return, picked up an injury that sidelined him for six months after surgery.last_img read more