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Welcome remarks & symposium objectives J.Lengoasa, Deputy Secretary General of the WMO


Introduction to the outline of the GFCS implementation, focus on the observation and monitoring component

T. Mohr

W. Zhang (WMO)

Global perspective of the health sector Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum (WHO)
Global perspective of the water issues Federico Properzi (UN Water)
Global perspective of the disaster risk reduction Justin Ginnetti (UN-ISDR)
Regional perspective of the agriculture and food Security Hama Kontongomde (WMO) for AGRHYMET
Climate observations and famine early warning: Current practice, gaps and requirements James P. Verdin (FEWS-Net)
WMO Disaster Risk Reduction Programme Maryam Golnaraghi (WMO)
Lessons learned from Pakistan Flooding 2010 and 2011, implications on new requirement for observations and monitoring

Qamar Uz Zaman Chaudry(Permanent Representative of Pakistan to WMO)

WMO Commission for Climatology initiative on sector requirements for observation systems and data Leslie Malone (WMO)
Discussion Part I  
GFCS process Filipe Lucio (WMO)
Perspective on the observational needs and major gaps of the GFCS Priority Areas Adrian Simmons (GCOS)
Improving WMO operational climate monitoring in support of the GFCS Omar Baddour (WMO)
Perspective of space observation and monitoring capabilities and challenges to meet the needs of the GFCS priorities Martin Werschek (Eumetsat/CM-SAF)
Coordination efforts in assessing the capability for climate observations from space: Perspectives at the European and Global Scale Mark Dowell (European Commission–JRC)            

Recovering and digitizing historical climate data in support of the GFCS

Part I (ACRE)


Richard Crouthamel (IEDRO) and Rob Allan (ACRE)
Summary T. Mohr





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