Successful cooperation Switzerland - Peru

Yesterday, MeteoSwiss received the annual Research Award of the Swiss Forum for International Agricultural Research (SFIAR) for the Climandes project. The cooperation project between the Peruvian meteorological service SENAMHI and MeteoSwiss and other partners was awarded for their commitment to smallholder farmers in Peru. Climandes provides user-tailored climate services for this particularly vulnerable group, helping them to better withstand the consequences of extreme events.

Rwanda's National Framework for Climate Services to mainstream climate science into decision- making

Representatives from climate-sensitive sectors, program managers from government institutions, and other professionals gathered in Nyamata, Bugesera District on 5-7 December to develop Rwanda’s National Framework for Climate Services as part of the Global Framework for Climate Services' implementation.

Climate Classroom @ COP23: Climate Services for Decision Making

Filipe Lucio, director of the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) Office in the WMO Secretariat, delivered a 45-minute Climate Classroom lesson on Climate Services for Decision Making on 8 November 2017 at the COP23 Climate Action Studio in in Bonn, Germany. The Climate Classroom @COP23 is an innovative learning experience for those interested in getting up to speed on climate change topics.

GFCS Priority Needs brochure

The Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) enables and accelerates the coordinated and technically and scientifically sound implementation of measures to improve climate-related outcomes at national, regional and global levels. It aligns climate adaptation and mitigation activities in climate-sensitive priority areas: agriculture, energy, disaster risk reduction, health, and water. As a framework with broad participation and reach, GFCS enables the development and application of climate services to assist decision-making at all levels in support of addressing climate-related risks.

ACMAD and AGRHYMET join hands to strengthen response to climate impacts in West Africa

To date, regional institutional actions have been more project focused rather than strategic as part of delivering climate services in the West African region. A strategic partnership between  the African Centre of Meteorological Application for Development (ACMAD) and the Centre Regional de Formation et d'Application en Agrométéorologie et Hydrologie Opérationnelle (AGRHYMET) is seeking to change this.

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