Webinar: The Future of Climate Services in East Africa

Ended
Type:
Webinar
Location:
ZOOM
Date:
Nov. 25, 2020, 2 p.m.

The webinar The Future of Climate Services in East Africa aims at exploring key strategies, protocols, financial opportunities, and technology that National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHs) can use to produce efficient user-centered services and multi-hazard early warning systems.

ICPAC has launched a series of webinars as a forum to promote strategic regional dialogue around the impacts of climate change on different socioeconomic sectors. The overall goal of this effort is to highlight the emerging challenges and identify potential solutions and preparation measures.

Panelists

Filipe Lucio

Filipe Lucio

Director Regional Strategy Office WMO

Topic: The state of climate services and Multi-hazard Early Warning Systems: Alerting Protocols, gaps and opportunities

Filipe Domingos Freires Lúcio is Director of the Regional Strategy Office, since January 2020. From 2014 to 2019 he was Director of the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) at the WMO Secretariat. He joined WMO in 2007 as a Senior Scientific Officer in the disaster risk reduction programme, following 18 years of hands-on experience in operational meteorology and research, 10 of which as the Director of the National Institute of Meteorology of Mozambique.


James Kinyangi

James Kinyangi

Coordinator of ClimDev Africa Special Fund African Development Bank

Topic: Financing climate services and the potential of Public Private partnerships: opportunities for National Meteorological and Hydrological Services

James Kinyangi is the Coordinator of ClimDev Africa Special Fund at the African Development Bank in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. He leads the development of the Fund Portfolio of Investments and Operations that enhance the capacity of Regional Climate Centres and National Meteorological and Hydrological Services in Africa. Prior to his new appointment James was the Chief Climate and Policy Officer of the Fund.


Arame Tall

Arame Tall

Senior Adaptation and Resilience Specialist, Climate Change Group The World Bank

Topic: Tailoring climate services to small scale farmers: best practices disseminating actionable information

Arame Tall is a Senior Adaptation & Resilience Specialist in the Climate Change Group of the World Bank. Before joining the Bank in 2017, she worked for 15 years in climate adaptation and development, holding senior positions with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and the Red cross/Red crescent Climate Centre.


Zachary K. K. Atheru

Zachary K. K. Atheru

Programme Manager, Climate Diagnostics & Prediction IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC) ICPAC
discussant

Zachary Atheru has thirty-six years of experience in climate monitoring, diagnostics and prediction and has a Master in Business Administration (MBA) in Strategic Management. Zachary worked for sixteen years for the Kenya Meteorological Department and spent the last twenty years as Manager in Climate Services at ICPAC, the IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Centre.

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