PRESAGG Forum

DATE

20 – 24 February 2023

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About PRESAGG

ACMAD in collaboration with the AGRHYMET Center and Meteorological Department of Togo with its technical partners organizes the regional seasonal forecast forum under the theme ‚ÄúClimate Service for Early Warning and for Rapid Action in the Gulf of Guinea region‚ÄĚ.

This activity is organized within the framework of the “Climate Services and Applications (ClimSA)” program with the support and coordination of the African Center for Meteorological Applications for Development (ACMAD) in collaboration with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHS) of the Gulf of Guinea Region and other partners, are organizing the Regional Climate Outlook Forum for the Gulf of Guinea Region 2023 edition.

Each year, extreme weather, hydrological and climatic disasters (severe storms, floods, heat waves and droughts) cause loss of life and significant socio-economic impacts, significantly compromising socio-economic development and growth, in particular in countries low resources.

The PRESAGG was initiated in 2014 in collaboration with meteorological services, regional and international institutions in response to the need for information on the climate of the Gulf of Guinea to better manage climate risks in this region.

The forum will be followed by the development by each country of detailed national seasonal forecasts with alert information through the national climate outlook forums, the results of which will be communicated to decision-makers and the general public. ACMAD supports countries in pilot initiatives for the production, communication and use of localized seasonal forecasts.

PRESAGG OBJECTIVES :

The overall objective of the forum is to contribute to strengthening the resilience of the populations of the Gulf of Guinea in the face of climatic hazards during the period March-April-May-June 2023. This is done through training, production of forecasting, interaction with users / decision makers and communication during the forum.

The specific objectives are to:

  • Promote the exchange of knowledge between climate experts and users of climate information and services;
  • Produce consensual seasonal climate forecasts valid for the seasons March to June 2023 in the region;
  • Facilitate the application of these forecasts for water management, disaster risk, agriculture and the improvement of resilience in other socio-economic sectors;
  • Check the 2022 forecasts, facilitate the collection of information on experiences and lessons learned from the use of the 2022 seasonal forecasts;
  • Discuss the impacts and consequences of the 2023 seasonal consensus forecasts;
  • Formulate strategies and practices for the

EXPECTED OUTCOME :

  • The technical capacities of national experts are strengthened;
  • Consensual seasonal forecast, hazards, potential impacts and response measures produced and disseminated;
  • Enhanced interaction with users.

Contact

For more inquiries, please contact this following link: contact‚ÄĮdgacmad@acmad.org