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Enhancing Climate Services for Improved Water Management

Capacity Building

Training of multiple stakeholders to strengthen capacities on climate services

To support the development of climate services in the different regions, as well as to allow a technology transfer to the member states, a set of trainings needs to be implemented in collaboration with regional partners and with support from co-funding agencies. In particular:

Based on the tools developed under the CRIDA framework, two training workshops will be held with pilot countries in the region to transfer the methodology and initiate pilot implementations of the CRIDA approach in collaboration with the trained stakeholders in their countries. One workshop will be held in Latin America and one workshop will be held in Africa in collaboration with AGWA, ICIWaRM and IHE Delft.

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The objective of this activity is to contribute to improved climate risk management in pilot areas, with a specific focus on the development of the African Drought Atlas, through capacity building of key African representatives from regional centres.

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The objective of the workshop is to strengthen the capacities of the national hydro-meteorological agencies in Central America and the Caribbean, and of the participants in general, to strengthen the understanding of the mid-summer drought characteristics (e.g., onset, demise and duration), the physical mechanisms involved and of the potential for prediction of the Canícula using the Subseasonal-to-Seasonal modelling framework.

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Training is needed to prepare the technology transfer of the Flood and Drought Monitor for pilot countries from Latin America and the Caribbean and the African Region, in collaboration with Princeton University.

Climate services are heavily reliant on remote sensing data and products, but also tools are needed for their processing to become relevant in a climate services framework. For this purpose, a regional training will be supported on the use of open-source technology to manage remote sensing information for water reourcs management. This course will be co-organized with support from the Category 2 Center for Hydroinformatics (CIH), the NASA Applied Remote Sensing Training (ARSET) Programme, and with the involvement of co-funding partners. As a result of this training a hands-on manual will be produced for further dissemination and training purposes in both regions.

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