National Consultation on Climate Services & National Climate Outlook Forum for Suriname

Event Tabs

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 to Wednesday, September 9, 2015

A National Consultation on Climate Services (NCCS) and National Climate Outlook Forum (NCOF) were held in Paramaribo, Suriname, between 8 and 11 September 2015. The meetings were held with the aim of bridging the gap between the Meteorological Service and its stakeholders, and to ensure that climate information and products, including their uncertainties and limitations, are understood by and communicated to users. The workshops saw attendance and participation from a broad spectrum of stakeholders, including representatives from the water, disaster risk management, health, agriculture and energy sectors, and Non-Governmental Organizations.

The NCCS addressed several aspects for the implementation and delivery of climate services at the national level. These included an overview of the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) as it relates to the national context, climate services successes, needs, gaps, challenges and the existing institutional framework for climate services in Suriname.

The workshops were hosted by the Meteorological Service Suriname with support from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the Government of Canada.

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