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Task Team on User Participation in Climate Outlook Forums (TT-UPCOF)

 

Poster

Meeting of the Task Team (15-17 November 2011, Geneva, Switzerland)

Meetings relevant to TT-UPCOF

Terms of Reference:

  1. Review and assess the approaches in the existing and ongoing user outlook forums (e.g., MALOF, HYDROF);
  2. Develop guidance and promotional material to enhance user participation in Regional Climate Outlook Forums (RCOFs) and in post-COF user interaction, particularly through implementation of user-driven outlook forums in conjunction with RCOFs;
  3. Develop guidance for RCOFs to more efficiently communicate climate outlooks to the users, along with uncertainty aspects;
  4. In collaboration with the concerned sectors, develop proposals to establish sector-driven user outlook forums with clear linkages to RCOFs to take climate outlooks into account;
  5. Work with CHy and CAgM to develop the concepts of user outlook forums for water resources and agriculture/food security;
  6. Task team lead to inform the OPACE co-chairs that the task is finished (within a period of 12 months from the date of formation of the Task Team) and that the team can be dissolved.

Members

  1. Patrick Luganda (Lead) - Uganda; email
  2. Ertan Turgu - Turkey;
  3. Andrew Challinor - UK;
  4. Patricia Ramirez - Costa Rica;
  5. Mohammed Kadi - ACMAD;
  6. Maria Skansi - Argentina;

Expected deliverables

  • Guidance and promotional material to enhance user participation in Regional Climate Outlook Forums (RCOFs) and in post-COF user interaction
  • Review and assessment of the approaches in the existing and ongoing user outlook forums (e.g., MALOF, HYDROF)
  • Guidance and promotional materials, for the use of sectoral agencies, on the establishment and operation of sector-focused, sector-driven outlook forums in conjunction with Climate Outlook Forums (COFs), particularly the water resources management and agriculture/food security sectors (to be done in collaboration with relevant agencies, organizations and WMO Technical Commissions, particularly CHy and CAgM)
  • Specific proposals to establish a number of sector-driven user outlook forums with clear linkages to RCOFs, to take climate outlooks into account
  • Guidance for RCOFs to more efficiently communicate climate outlooks to the users, along with uncertainty aspects
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