By David Luganda – NECJOGHA

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Climate Predication and Applications centre (ICPAC) has released dates for June, July, August to September 2022 seasonal forecast.

 The Sixty-First Greater Horn of Africa Climate Outlook Forum (GHACOF61) which is slated for May 17th will bring together key climate stakeholders from the region, working to develop climate services for sustainable development. It also provides individuals and organizations with an opportunity to showcase innovations to adapt and mitigate the effects of climate change.

The theme of GHACOF61 is ‘Anticipatory Action for Climate Resilience’.

The ICPAC Greater Horn of Africa Climate Outlook Forums brings together climate scientists, meteorologists, media and experts from multiple sectors to evaluate potential impacts of the seasonal forecast and co-produce mitigation measures.

Forum Objectives

▪ Review the impact of the March – May (MAM) 2022 season

▪ Present the regional forecast for the June – September (JJAS) 2022 season

▪ Present JJAS 2022 expected impacts of the forecast and advisories for key sectors in each country

▪ Provide a regional interaction platform for decision makers, climate scientists, research scientists, users of climate information, and development partners

Release the forum outcomes and GHACOF61 statement Working groups to co-produce climate services and advisories will take place in the following sectors: Agriculture and Food Security, Disaster and Risk management, Water and Energy, Livestock and Rangelands, Health, Environment and Forests, Conflict Early Warning, Climate Change and Early Action.

Register for the Event here: GHACOF61

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