Aug 22, 2023

GHACOF 65: Climate Services for Scenario Planning and Resilience Building

Type: Climate Forum
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Start Date: 22 Aug, 2023 08:00 AM
End Date: 22 Aug, 2023 05:00 PM
Timezone: GMT+03:00 Africa/Nairobi

IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC), in collaboration with partners, is organizing the 65th Greater Horn of Africa Climate Outlook Forum (GHACOF 65) for the October to December (OND) 2023 season on 22nd August 2023 in Nairobi, Kenya.

The forum will be held in a hybrid format (both in person and virtually on zoom) and within the framework of IGAD’s Regional Strategy for Mainstreaming Climate Services in Key Socio-Economic Sectors for Sustainable Development.

The theme of the forum will be: "Climate Services for Scenario Planning and Resilience Building".

The main objectives of the forum are to:

  • Reflect on the performance and impacts of the June to September (JJAS) 2023 season.
  • Present the consolidated objective regional climate outlook for the OND 2023 season.
  • Discuss the implications of the OND 2023 climate forecast and management strategies.
  • Provide a regional interaction platform for decision-makers, climate scientists, research scientists, users of climate information, and development partners.
  • Release the outcomes of the forum and the GHACOF 65 statement.

The working language for the forum is English.