The following objectives should be executed in the National Stakeholder Consultation (NSC):
1) To map the stakeholders for the National Stakeholders Consultation
2) To facilitate dialogue among climate service providers in Suriname, user organizations, the climate related research community, and decision makers in policy and planning in key sectors where decisions and practices need to be informed by climate services.
3) To review the current climate services available and facilitate dialogue on developing a system for generation and delivery of climate information and services that will enable effective uptake and integration in climate sensitive sectors in Suriname, in ways that engage national needs and demands.
4) To discuss the use of climate information in decision making in general and ways to mainstream climate services in the four priority sectors of the GFCS, these include Agriculture and Food Security, Disaster Risk Reduction, Health and Water, and other critical sectors of Suriname economy and society.
5) To discuss the sustainable implementation of a national framework for climate services in Suriname by focusing on the need for capacity building in climate research, climate observation and monitoring, operational climate information generation, and end-user interaction and engagement.
The National Climate Outlook Forum (NCOF) will serve as an institutional mechanism to
1. Ensure that climate information and products, including their uncertainties and limitations, are understood by and communicated to users.
2. Discuss user views to make this climate information accessible, user-friendly and applicable.
3. Provide a platform for understanding risks and opportunities of past, current and future climate information; and for inter-agency coordination of policies, sectoral plans and programs linked to potential impacts of hydro-meteorological hazards.
4. Evolve a culture of working together through joint climate information interpretation sessions for managing risks in various climate-sensitive sectors, like agriculture, irrigation, disaster risk reduction and health.
5. Strengthen and enhance the interface for inter-agency coordination of policies, sectoral plans, and an ongoing process of understanding and responding to risks posed or opportunities brought about by past, current, and future climate.