Event

Greater Horn of Africa Climate Outlook Forum

This meeting is co-hosted by the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and IGAD's Climate Prediction and Applications Centre, and supported by the UN Strategy on Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). The Forum will discuss the prospects for the March-to-May rainy season and consider measures to ensure that early warning leads to early action in the event of a failure of the rains. In addition, ICPAC and UN/ISDR will hold joint training sessions to help strengthen the existing cooperation between climate scientists and disaster risk managers to advance information sharing for disaster risk reduction (DRR) in the region.  

dates: 27-29 February 2012   location: Kigali, Rwanda   contact: UN/ISDR   phone: +41-22-917-8897   fax: +41 229178964   e-mail: mccleand@un.org   www: http://www.unisdr.org/archive/25321