GHACOF 59: Climate Services for Resilience

Ended
location_icon Type:
Climate Forum
Location:
ZOOM
Date:
Aug. 24, 2021, 8 a.m. - Aug. 26, 2021, 4 p.m. (GMT+03:00 Africa/Nairobi)

The IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC) in collaboration with partners are jointly organizing the Fifty-Ninth Greater Horn of Africa Climate Outlook Forum (GHACOF 59) for the October to December (OND) 2021 season to be held virtually on 26 August 2021. The forum will be held within the framework of the IGAD regional strategy for mainstreaming climate information in key socio-economic sectors for sustainable development. The theme of the forum will be "Climate Services for Resilience”.

The virtual forum will 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 forum will be preceded by an online climate prediction development workshop for the climate experts from the participating National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) from 16 to 20 August 2021 and co-production workshops with keys sectors from 24 to 25 August 2021.

Schedule

09:00 AM - 09:45 AM

Plenary Welcome Session: Co-production workshops

Introduction to ICPAC's Products and Services and to the co-production working sessions

Abubakr Salih Babiker moderator
Fiona Percy moderator

09:30 AM - 13:00 PM

Pre-GHACOF Climate Change Workshop

The overall objective of the workshop is to promote awareness of climate change activities on adaptation and mitigation at regional and national levels among relevant stakeholders.

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Note: This workshop is open to all.

Philip Omondi moderator
Linda Ogallo rapporteur
Geoffrey Sabiiti rapporteur

10:00 AM - 13:00 PM

Co-production Media

Co-production sessions to design sectoral climate services for Media.

Note: This meeting is open to all.

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Aug 24, 2021 10:00 AM Nairobi
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Wawira Njoka moderator
Collison Lorez moderator
Emebet Jiggsa moderator
Paula Machio rapporteur

10:00 AM - 13:00 PM

Co-production Disaster Risk Management

Co-production sessions to design sectoral climate services for Disaster Risk Management.

Note: This meeting is open to all.

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Aug 24, 2021 10:00 AM Nairobi

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Ahmed Amdihun moderator
Jully Omua rapporteur

10:00 AM - 13:00 PM

Co-production Agriculture and Food Security

Co-production sessions to design sectoral climate services for Agriculture and Food Security.

Note: This co-production is accessible only upon invitation.

Oliver Kipkogei moderator
Doreen S. Nanyonga rapporteur
Masilin Gudoshava rapporteur

10:00 AM - 13:00 PM

Co-production: Conflict Early Warning

Co-production sessions to design sectoral climate services for Conflict Early Warning.

Note: This co-production is accessible only upon invitation.

Andrew Malinga moderator
Hamud Osman moderator
Abubakr Salih Babiker rapporteur

10:00 AM - 13:00 PM

Co-production Environment and Forests

Co-production sessions to design sectoral climate services for Environment and Forests.

Note: This co-production is accessible only upon invitation.

Eugene Kayijamahe moderator
Viola Otieno rapporteur

10:00 AM - 13:00 PM

Co-production Health

Co-production sessions to design sectoral climate services for Health.

Note: This co-production is accessible only upon invitation.

Paulino Omay moderator
Herbert Misiani rapporteur

10:00 AM - 13:00 PM

Co-production Livestock and Rangelands

Co-production sessions to design sectoral climate services for Livestock and Rangelands.

Note: This co-production is accessible only upon invitation.

Caroline Kirungu moderator

10:00 AM - 13:00 PM

Co-production Water and Energy

Co-production sessions to design sectoral climate services for Water Resources and Energy.

Note: This co-production is accessible only upon invitation.

Mohammed Hassan moderator
Igbal salah rapporteur

09:00 AM - 09:45 AM

JJA 2021 Rainfall Performance and Presentation of OND 2021 Seasonal forecast

This session aims at introducing the work to be conducted by the working groups, at analyzing the impacts of the past season on different sectors, as well as the use and benefits of climate products and services. The seasonal forecast June - September 2021 will also be presented to the different sectors.

  • Introduction to the purpose of 25th August sector pre-COF59: Abubakr Babiker
  • Briefing on the GHACOF59 programme and sector presentations to be presented on 26th: Abubakr Babiker
  • Verification of JJA season: Anthony Mwanthi
  • Regional climate outlook for the October to December 2021 season: Dr Zewudu Segele
  • Agenda, tasks and guide for the sector meetings: Fiona Percy
Fiona Percy moderator
Zewdu Segele moderator
George Otieno rapporteur

10:00 AM - 13:00 PM

Agriculture and Food Security Impacts and Advisories

Impact and Advisories for Agriculture and Food Security

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Oliver Kipkogei moderator
Doreen S. Nanyonga rapporteur
Masilin Gudoshava rapporteur

10:00 AM - 13:00 PM

Conflict Early Warning Impacts and Advisories

Impacts and Advisories Conflict Early Warning

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Andrew Malinga moderator
Hamud Osman moderator
Abubakr Salih Babiker rapporteur

10:00 AM - 13:00 PM

Disaster Risk Management Impacts and Advisories

Impacts and Advisories for the Disaster Risk Management sector

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Ahmed Amdihun moderator
July Ouma rapporteur

10:00 AM - 13:00 PM

Environment and Forests Impacts and Advisories

Impact and Advisories for the Environment and Forests sector

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Eugene Kayijamahe moderator
Viola Otieno moderator

10:00 AM - 13:00 PM

Health Impacts and Advisories

Impacts and Advisories Health sector

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Paulino Omay moderator
Herbert Misiani rapporteur

10:00 AM - 13:00 PM

Livestock Impacts and Advisories

Impacts and Advisories Livestock

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Caroline Kirungu moderator

10:00 AM - 13:00 PM

Media Impacts and Advisories

Impacts, Advisories, and best practices by the Communication Officers of NMHSs

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Wawira Njoka moderator
Emebet Jigssa rapporteur

10:00 AM - 13:00 PM

Water and Energy Impacts and Advisories

Impacts and Advisories for the Water sector

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Mohammed Hassan moderator
Igbal Salah rapporteur

09:15 AM - 10:15 AM

SESSION I: SETTING THE STAGE AND OFFICIAL OPENING

09:15 –09:45

  • Participants join zoom and self - introduction and network

09:45 – 10:15

  • Opening Statement: ICPAC Director, Dr Guleid Artan
  • Briefing on the forum event: Zachary Atheru, ICPAC
Fiona Percy moderator
Linda Ogallo moderator
Wawira Njoka rapporteur

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

SESSION II: FEEDBACK ON JJA 2021 SEASONAL CLIMATE PERFORMANCE AND IMPACTS

10:15 - 10:25

  • Eastern Africa JJA 2021 season Performance: Anthony Mwanthi, ICPAC

10:25 - 11:15

  • Overview of JJA sectoral impacts
  • Agriculture and Food Security
  • Conflict (CEWARN)
  • Disaster Risk Management
  • Livestock and Rangelands
  • Health
  • Water Resources and Energy
  • Environment and Forestry

  • Plenary Discussion (questions from chatbox)
Philip Omondi moderator
Herbert Misiani rapporteur

11:15 AM - 11:40 AM

SESSION III: OCTOBER - DECEMBER 2021 SEASONAL FORECAST

  • Current state of global climate system: Stefan Lines, UK Met Office
  • GHA OND 2021 seasonal forecast: Zewdu Segele, ICPAC
  • Plenary Discussions (questions from chatbox)
Masilin Gudoshava moderator
Eunice Koech rapporteur

11:40 AM - 11:50 AM

VIRTUAL BREAK

11:50 AM - 13:00 PM

SESSION IV: SECTOR REPORTS ON IMPACTS AND MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES

11:50 - 12:40

  • Reporting by Sectors on key implications and management strategies for OND 2021 season
  • Agriculture and Food Security
  • Health
  • Livestock and Rangelands
  • Conflict (CEWARN)
  • Water Resources and Energy
  • Disaster Risk Management (DRM)
  • Environment and Forestry

12:40 - 13:00

  • Climate Change
  • Media
  • Plenary discussion
Kassim Farah moderator
Kenneth Mwangi moderator
Jully Ouma rapporteur

13:00 PM - 13:45 PM

SESSION V: PARTNERSHIPS

  1. Eastern Africa Drought Watch: Viola Otieno, ICPAC and Alfred De Jager
  2. ClimSA: Hussen Seid, ICPAC
  3. Down2Earth: Abebe Tadege, ICPAC
  4. Inter-regional Platform on Desert Locusts: Doreen Nanyonga, ICPAC
  5. WISER: John Mungai, WISER

Announcement side events and how to join: Abubakr Babiker

Linda Ogallo moderator
Charity Sammy rapporteur

13:45 PM - 14:00 PM

SESSION VI: RELEASE OF FORUM STATEMENT AND CLOSE OF THE FORUM

Release of GHACOF 59 Statement

14:00 PM - 14:30 PM

LUNCH BREAK

14:30 PM - 16:00 PM

SESSION VI: SIDE EVENTS

  1. East Africa Climate Hazards Watch: Abubakr Babiker
  2. Agriculture Monitoring for Eastern Africa: Oliver Kipkogei
  3. IGAD Regional Climate Change Strategy Review: Philip Omondi
  4. Climate Data Managers Working Group: Paulino Omay
Abubakr Salih Babiker moderator

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