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March 13, 2019

As the recognition of the dependence between climate change and variability and human welfare grows, climate action continues gaining importance on the global development agenda.

March 13, 2019

What needs to come together in order to get a timely rainfall forecast to Senegalese farmers for the growing season? How can meteorologists in Rwanda ensure that their data and analyses benefit local populations?

November 20, 2018

Climate information services (CIS) promote adaptation to climate variability in many sectors, from agriculture to water, by providing tailored and timely knowledge about climate patterns in the form of tools, products, websites, radio broadcasts, and bulletins.

November 15, 2018

Switzerland's National Centre for Climate Services (NCCS) launched its new web portal on 13 November 2018, delivering scientifically sound information in an easily digestible format to its network of climate service producers and users.

October 19, 2018

National Framework for Climate Services

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September 21, 2018

On 17th September 2018, World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in collaboration with Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA) organized a technical workshop on the Global Framework for Climate Services Adaptation Programme in Africa (GFCS APA) phase II, which took place at Golden Jubilee Tower, in Dar es Salaam.

July 25, 2018

In June, the fifth international climate change adaptation conference, Adaptation Futures, was held in Africa – a first for the conference series. Around 1,200 people attended Adaptation Futures in Cape Town with a program which reflected the growing emphasis on climate information services (CIS) in the adaptation community.

 

Ahead of the conference, the USAID-funded Learning Agenda on Climate Services in sub-Saharan Africa hosted a full-day workshop with partners from the Climate System Analysis Group (CSAG) at the University of Cape Town. The Learning Agenda, consisting of the Mercy Corps-led Climate Information Services Research Initiative (CISRI) and the Winrock-led Sustainable CIS program, convened 65 participants to examine and discuss recent research on the generation and delivery of CIS. Throughout the day the participants–including researchers, donors, members of NMHSs and implementing partners—explored the needs of CIS end users, how to quantitatively assess the capacity of NMHSs, the role of public-private partnerships, financial revenue generation models for NMHSs, and the challenges of social and sector inclusion of CIS. 

July 18, 2018

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), a member of the GFCS Partner Advisory Committee, is looking for a home-based International Consultant – Project Design Specialist (IC/009/18), Agro-meteorology services for Climate Resilient Fruit & Vegetables production in Uzbekistan, for a 2-month contract. To apply before 15 August 2018,

June 21, 2018

Early warning systems require the availability of high quality data, yet many countries that are most vulnerable to climate extremes have limited observations. In the Sahel region, gaps in the observation network need to be filled so that countries can develop and use climate services.

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