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July 25, 2018

In June, the fifth international climate change adaptation conference, Adaptation Futures, was held in Africa – a first for the conference series. Around 1,200 people attended Adaptation Futures in Cape Town with a program which reflected the growing emphasis on climate information services (CIS) in the adaptation community.

 

Ahead of the conference, the USAID-funded Learning Agenda on Climate Services in sub-Saharan Africa hosted a full-day workshop with partners from the Climate System Analysis Group (CSAG) at the University of Cape Town. The Learning Agenda, consisting of the Mercy Corps-led Climate Information Services Research Initiative (CISRI) and the Winrock-led Sustainable CIS program, convened 65 participants to examine and discuss recent research on the generation and delivery of CIS. Throughout the day the participants–including researchers, donors, members of NMHSs and implementing partners—explored the needs of CIS end users, how to quantitatively assess the capacity of NMHSs, the role of public-private partnerships, financial revenue generation models for NMHSs, and the challenges of social and sector inclusion of CIS. 

July 18, 2018

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), a member of the GFCS Partner Advisory Committee, is looking for a home-based International Consultant – Project Design Specialist (IC/009/18), Agro-meteorology services for Climate Resilient Fruit & Vegetables production in Uzbekistan, for a 2-month contract. To apply before 15 August 2018,

June 21, 2018

Early warning systems require the availability of high quality data, yet many countries that are most vulnerable to climate extremes have limited observations. In the Sahel region, gaps in the observation network need to be filled so that countries can develop and use climate services.

June 6, 2018

In addition to visualizing the emergence of meningitis cases in Africa and in Niger Health Districts, the vigilance maps produced by the African Centre of Meteorological Applications for Development (ACMAD) also show how twinning activities are serving as an efficient means for building capacity at and transferring knowledge between global, regional and national levels.

May 30, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 16, 2018

Niger has released its first Climate-Water Resource Bulletin, developed by a working group set up through the country’s National Framework for Climate Services (NFCS).

April 6, 2018

Le Cadre National pour les Services Climatiques (CNSC) du Niger a passé un nouveau cap avec sa vulgarisation au niveau régional. En effet, des forums de mobilisation des acteurs du CNSC ont été organisés respectivement le 27 Février 2018 à Dosso et le 1er Mars 2018 à Maradi.

February 21, 2018

While public sector interest in climate information services (CIS) is concerned with resilience in the face of climate variability and change, the private sector is beginning to recognize that there is a growing market for climate services. Public-private partnerships (PPPs) are helping to bridge gaps in public services around the globe. 

February 21, 2018

"Climate sensitive information needs to reach the right people for the appropriate decision that needs to be made...it is not just about useful information, but about valuable information based on user needs".

February 21, 2018

WMO Secretary-General Petteri Taalas has met with the Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, Yahya Ould Hademine, to agree on the preparation of a development plan for its National Meteorological and Hydrological Service.

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