Date: Tuesday October 27 2015
This pre-event to the fifth Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA-V) brings together stakeholders to learn from and build on examples of good practice in farmer-focused climate information and advisory services. Additionally, they will share elements of good practice in food security contingency planning.
- To capture and share lessons and evidence on how climate information and advisory services can be used to improve the lives of smallholder farmers.
- To discuss methods, tools and high-resolution information products (historical, monitored, seasonal forecasts) that can be used to enhance institutional capacities to produce agriculturally relevant climate information.
- To identify critical gaps in the design, delivery and effective use of climate-related information for risk management and food security contingency planning.
- To initiate a collective process toward regional roadmaps for strengthening and scaling-up climate information and advisory services for agriculture and food security in sub-Saharan Africa.
- A shared vision on how to advance evidence based climate services investments in the region.
- A community of practice to accelerate intra- and inter-regional cooperation on climate information and advisory services.
- A common framework for agriculture and food security institutions, using climate information to respond more effectively to climate-related risks and to inform decisions
The event targets climate, agriculture and social scientists, development and humanitarian agencies, policy makers and development practitioners, meteorological agencies and other key users in the agriculture and food security sectors.
The CGIAR Research Program on climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)
The Africa Climate Policy Center (ACPC)
For more information, please contact: Catherine Mungai (C.Mungai@cgiar.org)