AMCOMET Africa Hydromet Forum 2017 Side Event: Climate Services for Climate Resilience

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Addis Ababa


The Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) is holding a side event on "Climate Services for Climate Resilience – Lessons Learned and Experiences from the GFCS Adaptation Programme in Africa" on 12 September 2017 from 18:00-19:00 at Room SCR4 at the African Union Commission New Conference Center during the AMCOMET Africa Hydromet Forum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The GFCS Adaptation Programme in Africa, funded by the Norwegian Government, is a collaborative undertaking by a consortium of national and international partners with the goal of enhancing the quality and effective application of climate services. The Programme is implemented in Malawi and Tanzania is aimed at enhancing the production and application of climate services in support of decision-making in food security, disaster risk reduction and health. The objectives for the side event are to:

  • review the lessons learnt and good practice from Phase I of the Programme (2014-2017), which focused on “increasing the resilience of people most vulnerable to the impacts of weather and climate-related hazards”; and
  • introduce the vision of Phase II (2017-2019), which aims to strengthening and ensuring sustainability of Phase I achievements and “improve the lives of vulnerable populations through enhanced access and understanding of high-quality, action oriented climate services and policies supporting mainstreaming of climate services in development and adaptation planning.”

This side event will enable participants to exchange ideas on the current status of the field, gaps, challenges and plans in ensuring that weather and climate services provide timely, understandable and actionable warning information to vulnerable communities.


Setting the scene (15 mins)

Filipe Lucio, Director of the Global Framework for Climate Services, World Meteorological Organization; overview of the GFCS and the essential role of climate services in economic and social development, GFCS Adaptation Programme in Africa Phase I and II

Panel Discussion (20 mins):

  1. Dr. Pascal Waniha, Director of  Meteorology, Infrastructure and Technical Services, Tanzania Meteorological Agency; experiences developing Tanzania’s national framework for climate services


  1. Youcef Ait Chellouche,  International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), challenges and lessons learnt in co-designing climate services to deliver impact in the last mile


  1. Aisha Owusu , the International Research Institute for Climate and Society; needs, challenges, and lessons learnt in delivering climate services to the health community

Discussion / Q&A  (25 mins)

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