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5th International Conference on Climate Services
February 27, 2017 - March 3, 2017
The Fifth International Conference on Climate Services will focus on capacity development (including formal and non-formal education, infrastructure, institutional capacity, etc.), with a particular focus on activities and persistent challenges in Africa.
Climate services have grown significantly in Africa over recent years. National initiatives, as well as international ones such as SASSCAL and WASSCAL, and programs implemented by the Global Framework for Climate Services and the UNDP, are already in place. Yet the needs for climate services to support governments, businesses, and the general public throughout Africa are far from being met. Moreover, there is limited interaction between climate services programs that are underway, and the organizations involved. To address these gaps, the conference will focus on capacity building and forging connections.
This conference will bring together climate services users, providers, donors and researchers from all over the world, and provide a space to explore opportunities for communication, knowledge exchange and cooperation across the continent, including networks of knowledge that are already working to provide science-based services to society in the field of adaptation to climate change. The conference will explore different methods and frameworks across the spectrum of climate services, and how they can work together and complement each other for capacity development and the growth of knowledge and partnerships. The focus will be on the exchange of capacities of users, technologies used, bridging different working and knowledge areas, and engagement. The conference will provide an opportunity to present work of on-going initiatives, findings and lessons learned; and allow for the exploration of opportunities for program linkages and collaboration.
The CKB Coordination Hub will be represented at the conference; more information on CKB-organised sessions will follow.
Abstracts can still be submitted until the 15th of January, to: firstname.lastname@example.org. See more information about abstract submission here.
The organisers are also accepting abstracts for posters on these themes.
General information about the conference and a preliminary agenda can be found at http://www.climate-services.org/iccs/iccs5/.
Funding will be available for some participants from LDC’s, in part for non-African countries only. More information here.