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.
The theme of the conference is "Anticipatory Action for Climate Resilience”.
▪ Review the impact of the March – May (MAM)2022 season
▪ Present the regional forecast for the June - September (JJAS) 2022 season
▪ Present JJAS 2022 expected impacts of the forecast and advisories for key sectors in
▪ Provide a regional interaction platform for decision makers, climate scientists,
research scientists, users of climate information, and development partners
▪ Release the forum outcomes and GHACOF 61 statement
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 and rangelands
- Environment and forests
- Conflict early warning
- Climate change
- Media and communications
Introduction to co-production sessions, new products, and user needs
- Introduction of participants to the agenda and
- Showcasing and review of any new products
- Review of the past seasons performance
- Discussions around user needs to make better decisions
Agriculture and food security co-production session
Co-production and product development session for the agriculture and food security sector
Disaster risk management co-production session
Environment & forestry co-production session
Co-production and product development session for the environment and forestry sector
Water resources & energy co-production session
Co-production and product development session for the water resources and energy sector
Migration and displacement side event
This side event involves discussions on migration and displacement in Eastern Africa. After short 3 minutes presentations by organizations working in the region, discussions will follow around best practices, challenges, and way ahead.
Crop monitoring co-production side event
This side event involves enhancing regional agriculture monitoring and strengthened food security reporting, ICPAC is developing a series of activities to revive the regional information network, improve technical support and build the capacity.
Introduction to co-production of impacts and advisories by sectors.
- Introduction to the days agenda
- Verification of March to May 2022 season
- Seasonal forecast for June to September 2022
- State of food security in the region
- Briefing of working groups, agenda, tasks and guide for the sector meetings
Climate change and resilience side event
This side event involves a marketplace with climate change and resilience solutions from Eastern Africa. After short 3 minutes presentations by organizations working in the region, discussions will follow around best practices, challenges, and way ahead.
GHACOF 61 main event
Session I : Opening
Session II : Looking back: performance and impacts of the March to May 2022 season
Session III : Looking ahead: March to May 2022 seasonal forecast
Session IV : Sectoral impacts and advisories
Session V : Panel discussion on the implications of the forecast (Early Action)
Session VI : Release of the seasonal forecast