42nd Greater Horn of Africa Climate Outlook Forum (GHACOF-42)

Type:
Meeting or Conference
Organizer:
IGAD Climate Prediction and Application Centre (ICPAC)
Date:
22-24 Feb 2016
Location:
Rwanda (Kigali)
Venue:
Lemigo Hotel

Theme: “2015 El Niño impacts and lessons learned in the Greater Horn of Africa”

Summary

GHACOF 42 is being organized at a time when the 2015 strong El Niño event over the equatorial Pacific Ocean is weakening and is anticipated to reach ENSO-neutral conditions during late spring or early summer 2016 according to forecast by NOAA. GHACOF 42 will bring together climate scientists, researchers, applications experts from critical socio-economic sectors, governmental and non-governmental organizations, decision-makers, scientists and civil society stakeholders among others.

Several users’ specific workshops such as: Agriculture and Food Security; Water Resources; Disaster Risk Reduction; Health; Media will be organized alongside the forum. The forum will be preceded by a capacity building workshop for regional climate experts to be held at ICPAC from 15 to 20 February 2016.


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Themes:
Climate Change, Health & Health Facilities, Water, Disaster Risk Management, Food Security & Agriculture
Hazards:
Drought
Regions:
Africa
The Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction took place in 2015 The Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction took place in 2015.
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