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Feb 15, 2022
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GHACOF 60: Early Warning for Early Action

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Type: Climate Forum
Location: Virtual
Start Date: 15 Feb, 2022 09:00 AM
End Date: 17 Feb, 2022 05:00 PM
Timezone: GMT+03:00 Africa/Nairobi

The conference brings together key climate stakeholders from the region, working to develop climate services for sustainable development. It also provides individuals and organizations with an opportunity to showcase innovations to adapt and mitigate the effects of climate change.

This season’s theme is “Early Warning for Early Action”.

FORUM OBJECTIVES

The forum aims to:

  • Review the impact of the October - December 2021 season
  • Present the regional forecast for the March - May 2022 season
  • Present the expected impact of the forecast and advisories for key sectors in each country
  • Provide a marketplace for decision makers, climate scientists, researchers, and users of climate information

Working groups to co-produce climate services and advisories will take place in the following sectors:

  • Agriculture and Food Security
  • Disaster Risk Management
  • Water and Energy
  • Livestock
  • Health
  • Environment and Forests
  • Conflict Early Warning
  • Climate Change
  • Media and Communications

Note: To be able to access the event, kindly register with zoom.

Tuesday Feb 15, 2022
08:30 AM
08:30 AM - 09:00 AM

Welcome

Introduction of participants and opening of the co-production sessions

08:30 AM - 01:30 PM

Climate Change co-production session

Climate change co-production and product development session.

09:00 AM
09:00 AM - 09:45 AM

Introduction to co-production sessions, climate products, and user needs

Introduction to the day's agenda, showcasing of new products, review of the past season's performance, and discussion around user needs.

10:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Agriculture and food security co-production session

Co-production session for food security and Nutrition

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Conflict and Security co-production session

Co-production session for conflict and security working group.

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Disaster risk management co-production session

Co-production and product development session for Disaster Risk management working group.

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Environment & Forestry co-production session

Co-production and product development session for Environment and Forestry working group.

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Health & Nutrition co-production session

Co-production session for health and nutrition working group.

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Livestock and Rangelands co-production session

Co-production session for livestock and rangelands

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Media co-production session

Co-production session for media for climate

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Water Resources & Energy co-production session

Water and Energy co-production and product development session.

Wednesday Feb 16, 2022
08:30 AM
08:30 AM - 09:30 AM

Welcome

Participants introduce themselves in the chat rooms.

09:00 AM
09:00 AM - 09:15 AM

Presentation of the seasonal forecast, and introduction to impacts and advisories working groups

Introduction of participants to the impacts and advisories session

09:30 AM
09:30 AM - 01:00 PM

Agriculture and food security impacts and advisories working group

Agriculture and food security working group on impacts and advisories

09:30 AM - 01:00 PM

Conflict and security impacts and advisories working group

Conflict and security working group on impacts and advisories

09:30 AM - 01:00 PM

Disaster Risk Management & Migration impacts and advisories working group

Disaster risk management working group on impacts and advisories

09:30 AM - 01:00 PM

Environment and forestry impacts and advisories working group

Environment and forestry working group on impacts and advisories

09:30 AM - 01:00 PM

Health and Nutrition impacts and advisories working group

Health and nutrition working group on impacts and advisories.

09:30 AM - 01:00 PM

Livestock and rangelands impacts and advisories working group

Livestock and rangelands working group on impacts and advisories

09:30 AM - 01:00 PM

Media impacts and advisories working group

Media for climate working group on impacts and advisories

09:30 AM - 01:00 PM

Water and energy impacts and advisories working group

Water and energy working group on impacts and advisories

02:00 PM
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Clean energy side event

The side event involves discussions on clean energy by; Marketplace initiatives, Sun culture, Financing the green energy transition African…

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Indigenous Traditional Knowledge side event

This side event involves presentations and discussions around indigenous traditional knowledge and early warning systems.

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Nature based solutions side event

This side event involves a marketplace with innovative Nature-Based Solutions from Eastern Africa. After short 3 minutes presentations by o…

03:15 PM
03:15 PM - 04:15 PM

Climate Information for Resilience side event

The resilience side event encompasses discussions on developing a resilience policy framework to address climate change in Eastern Africa.

03:15 PM - 04:15 PM

Insurance and Banking side event

This session involves presentations and discussions from banks and insurance companies financing the net-zero transition and adaptation to …

03:15 PM - 04:15 PM

Meteorological infrastructure side event

This side event is a marketplace for organizations developing meteorological infrastructure. Short presentations by organizations will be f…

Thursday Feb 17, 2022
08:30 AM
08:30 AM - 09:00 AM

Welcome

Participants joining and self-introduction by video and through Chatbox Opening Statement: - ICPAC Director, Dr Guleid Artan · Briefi…

09:00 AM
09:00 AM - 09:15 AM

GHACOF 60 - Opening session

Introduction to the forum, and presentation of the day's agenda

09:15 AM
09:15 AM - 09:45 AM

Looking back: Performance and impacts of the October to December 2021 season

Review of the October to December 2021 season's performance and sectorial impacts in the member states. Plenary discussions.

09:45 AM
09:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Looking ahead: March to May 2022 seasonal forecast

State of the global climate, release of the Eastern Africa March to May seasonal forecast, and plenary discussions.

10:30 AM
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Sectorial impacts and advisories

Reporting by Sectors on key impacts and advisories for the March - May 2022 season: Agriculture and Food Security, Health & Nutrition, Liv…

12:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Panel discussions on implications of the forecast

This session focuses on the risks to lives and livelihoods posed by the current seasonal forecast. Panelists will discuss the current condi…

01:45 PM
01:45 PM - 02:00 PM

Release of the seasonal forecast

Release of the seasonal forecast.

02:30 PM
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM

Cloud storage, High performance computing (HPC), machine learning, and AI side event

This side event involves short presentations by organizations and discussions around cloud storage, high-performance computing, and the use…

02:30 PM - 03:30 PM

Media for Climate side event

During this session, a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on Climate Change reporting developed by BBC Media Action, ICPAC, and NORCAP under…

02:30 PM - 04:30 PM

Hydrological forecasting for Eastern Africa side event

This session involves demonstration of new forecast methodology and presentation of the March to May forecast. And also a comparison of hyd…

02:30 PM - 04:30 PM

Multi-Hazard Early Warning System and Anticipatory Action in Eastern Africa side event

This session will revolve arund Multi-Hazard Early Warning System and Anticipatory Action in Eastern Africa.

03:45 PM
03:45 PM - 04:45 PM

Climate Services in Eastern Africa and NMHSs marketplace side event

This session involves the presentation of products and projects supporting Climate Services in the region.

03:45 PM - 04:45 PM

Innovation for Climate Services side event

Discussions on the innovative systems for climate services

Guleid Artan
Guleid Artan
Director
ICPAC
Zachary Atheru
Zachary Atheru
Programme Officer
ICPAC
Kenneth Kemucie Mwangi
Kenneth Kemucie Mwangi
Earth Observation and Geo-Information Specialist
ICPAC
Anthony Mwanthi
Anthony Mwanthi
Climate Forecaster
ICPAC
Marta Baraibar
Marta Baraibar
Climate Service Expert
ICPAC
Linda Ogallo
Linda Ogallo
Climate Change Adaptation Expert
ICPAC
Viola Otieno
Viola Otieno
EO & System Administrator | GMES & AFRICA
ICPAC
Zewdu Segele
Zewdu Segele
Climate modelling officer
ICPAC
Philip Omondi
Philip Omondi
Project Manager Riccama
ICPAC
Erick Otenyo
Erick Otenyo
System Developer
ICPAC
Emebet Jigssa
Emebet Jigssa
Communications and Reporting Officer
ICPAC
Patricia Nying'uro
Patricia Nying'uro
Climate Change Scientist
Kenya Meteorological Department
Stefan Lines
Stefan Lines
Met Office
Jully Ouma
Jully Ouma
Climate Scientist and GIS Expert
ICPAC
Ahmed Amdihun
Ahmed Amdihun
Programme Coordinator, Disaster Risk Management
ICPAC
Oliver Kipkogei
Oliver Kipkogei
Food Security Expert
ICPAC
Eugene Kayijamahe
Eugene Kayijamahe
Project Manager GMES
ICPAC
Paulino Omay
Paulino Omay
Climatological Specialist
ICPAC
Andrew Malinga
Andrew Malinga
GIS Analyst
IGAD CEWARN
Mohammed Hassan
Mohammed Hassan
Hydrometeorologist
ICPAC
Christine Bukania
Christine Bukania
Knowledge Management Coordinator
IDRSI
Collison Lore
Collison Lore
User engagement expert
ICPAC
Caroline Kirungu
Caroline Kirungu
Project Coordinator ICPALD
ICPALD
Hussein Sherief
Hussein Sherief
Sudan Meteorology
Abubakr Salih Babiker
Abubakr Salih Babiker
Climate Scientist
WMO
Helina Teklu
Helina Teklu
Co - Founder of Seed Bomb Ethiopia
Seed bomb Ethiopia
Gilbert Ouma
Gilbert Ouma
Joseph Nguthiru
Joseph Nguthiru
Dave Mcleod
Dave Mcleod
Down2Earth Project Pilot
Down2Earth Project
Aniruddha Ghosh
Aniruddha Ghosh
CGIAR
Jamleck Osiemo
Jamleck Osiemo
CGIAR
Dominic Kathiya
Dominic Kathiya
Facilitator IGAD-CBDFU
IGAD

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