Building capacity on africa data derived climate indices - Leonard Njau

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Presentation by Leonard Njau, CCAFS Science Workshop, Bonn, 10th June 2011

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Building capacity on africa data derived climate indices - Leonard Njau

  1. 1. ACMAD – CCAFS AND GEC COLLABORATION: BONN WORKSHOP 10-11 JUNE2011Topic: Regional Research on Climate Indices and Trends for Improved Tools toSupport Decision Making in Agriculture and Food Security and Adaptation in AfricaResearch: Using CLIMSOFT Africa Climatological Data Management Systems(ACDMS) Desk at ACMAD for enhanced climate services, undertake research ondevelopment of climate indices and trends to validate climate change (CC)scenarios at different horizons and also as crucial elements for improved climateforecasts and better local assessments of impacts and vulnerability to communitiesand for applications in climate risk management by farmers and other stakeholdersas well as catalyse support to communities through index insurance and promotepolicy decision making for mitigation and development of appropriate adaptationstrategies to build climate resilient economies and livelihoods in Africa.ACMAD with NMHSs and Partners organizes annually the Regional Climate OutlookForums (RCOFs) preceded by Pre-Forum Training Workshops on development andapplications of climate forecasting tools in seasonal forecasting, forecastsverification, models downscaling and climate change scenarios with associatedimpacts on agriculture and food security.

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