ICPAC Guide for Engagement in Co-producing Climate Services
The co-production approach has become a central tenet to ICPAC’s role in effective provision of climate services in Eastern Africa and it has been instrumental for the improvement of the quality of climate services in the region. ICPAC envisages to enhance climate service capabilities at all levels in the region. Accordingly, co-production of climate services must be a key component of day-to-day ICPAC operations and management guidelines. There is a need for a paradigm shift in producers’ roles, product and service development and collaboration among climate services actors in addition to climate service aspects to strengthen and enhance effective co-production processes, to develop decision- ready products and services.
This Guide for engagement provides practical steps and examples from Eastern Africa and ICPAC’s work. It elaborates why co-production is important and what to consider when designing and integrating a co-production approach. The Guide builds on good practices from the Global Framework for Climate Services and the six building blocks of co-production developed by the UK funded WISER and FCFA programmes.