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  • Climate Services for Disaster Prevention Institute of Biometeorology - National Research Council


    Date: 20 Nov - 01 Dec 2017
    Country: Italy
    City/State: FLORENCE

    Date: 23 Oct - 10 Nov 2017
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Climate Services for Disaster Prevention

MAIN ORGANIZER(S): Institute of Biometeorology - National Research Council (IBIMET-CNR)

Type: Training Course Date: 20 Nov - 01 Dec 2017 Location: Italy (FLORENCE)

Type: Training Course Date: 23 Oct - 10 Nov 2017 Location: Online event

The course is the first appointment of the Training Program on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction in Agriculture PACC/RRC financed by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS) and realized by WMO in collaboration the Regional Training Center in Italy IBIMET-CNR and the AGRHYMET Regional Centre. The Training Program consists in four high education courses, two organized by the Regional Centre AGRHYMET in Niamey (Niger) and two by IBIMET-CNR in Florence (Italy), and a final conference in Rome.

Training objective

The general objective of this first training course is to strengthen the capacities of CILSS/ECOWAS Member Countries in developing effective climate services for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation. The specific objective of the Course is the capacity building of national technical services on extreme weather events analysis and the consolidation of a network among scientific and technical institutions to work on shared methodologies and to create an objective and harmonized base of information. The aim is to transfer and share the know-how, to expand cooperation in sensitive areas to national and regional level and to promote exchanges and collaboration through the application of research products and operational tools.

Course Content

The course will be organized in two phases:

  1. Distance Learning module on: General aspects of Climate Services for disaster prevention: this module aims to ensure that all the participants reach the same basic knowledge and comprehension of Climate services. This module will last 3 weeks and will be realized online on the Moodle distance-learning platform from 23 October to 10 November 2017.
  2. Workshop in Florence:
    • Climate Services for Disaster Risk Reduction.
    • Climatic analysis of Extreme events
    • Detection, monitoring and forecasting deep convective systems and supercells storms
    • Detection, monitoring and forecasting Dry Spells
    • Practical exercitation 

Target audience

The course is specifically designed for to meteorologists, climatologists, agro-meteorologists and hydrologists  by creating an environment where climate, hydrology and agriculture actors could share a common view and develop a common language. Target countries are the CILSS/ECOWAS Member Countries.

Participants were selected from 95 applications. The selected participants that will take part in the International Training course will be 28 from 17 countries.

Event website: https://training.climateservices.it/rtc-ibimet/pacc-rrc/



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