Incatema concludes the Cuvelai project in Angola by training the personnel belonging to the main institutions involved

15 December, 2021

During the month of November, Incatema trained local technicians in the preparation of CVCAs (Climate Vulnerability and Capacity Analyses). This training involved the participation of more than 80 people from the village of Oniyo, in the Ondjiva commune (Cuanhama, Cunene). Previously identified community leaders and social workers were trained in the preparation of these participative analyses, which provide information regarding the population’s awareness of climate-related risks (mostly associated to drought and flooding in this geographical region).

QGIS project, key for mitigating climate change impact in the region

Incatema also provided training to technicians in the use and possibilities of the QGIS project (open-source Quantum Geographic Information System) prepared by the company. During this training, technicians became familiar with the functioning and handling of the basic tools of the QGIS application developed to analyse the vulnerability of the population in the Cuvelai basin. The training course was eminently practical, allowing trainees to learn how to use and apply it. Provincial representatives of the institutions involved in the Cuvelai project also took part in the training: Civil Protection, Social Action Office, Farming and Fisheries Office, Agricultural Development Institute, the Institute of Veterinary Services and Environmental Office.

The client, the Angolan Ministry of Culture, Tourism and the Environment, along with its provincial representatives in Cunene, expressed their satisfaction with the training provided, and with the usefulness of the QGIS application. This application shows the climate vulnerability of the population in the Cuvelai river basin linked to adverse climate phenomena (drought and flooding), considering the socioeconomic factors of each commune. It is a very useful tool for planning and decision-making on a technical and political level, and for the implementation of environmental policies that mitigate the impact of climate alterations on the population.