GHACOF 56: Climate Services amidst COVID-19 and Multiple Climatic Risks

Climate Forum
Aug. 26, 2020, 9 a.m. - Aug. 26, 2020, 1 p.m.

Seasonal Forecast for October to December (OND) 2020

The Fifty Sixth Greater Horn of Africa Climate Outlook Forum (GHACOF 56), will virtually bring together climate scientists, researchers, users from key socio-economic sectors, governmental and non-governmental organizations, development partners, decision-makers, and civil society stakeholders among others. The following users specific workshops will be conducted through Zoom in parallel sessions during the forum:

  • Agriculture and Food Security
  • Livestock and Rangelands
  • Energy and Water Resources
  • Health
  • Climate Change
  • Conflict early warning
  • Disaster Risk Management

The Forum will be preceded by an online capacity building training workshop for climate experts from the participating National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) from the 17th to 21st of August 2020, followed by a co-production workshop for the Water and Agriculture sectors from the 24th of August 2020 as well as Pre COF workshop for all sectors on the 25th of August 2020.

The main objectives of the forum to be held on 26 August 2020 will be to:

  • Present the forecast for the October to December 2020 season
  • Present implications of the climate forecast and response strategies
  • Provide a regional interaction platform for decision makers, climate scientists, users of climate information and development partners
  • Release of the seasonal forecast
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