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STATEMENT FROM 27TH GREATER HORN OF AFRICA CLIMATE OUTLOOK FORUM

STATEMENT FROM THE TWENTY SEVENTH GREATER HORN OF AFRICA CLIMATE OUTLOOK FORUM (GHACOF 27): 28 FEBRUARY 2011, ARUSHA, TANZANIA

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Climate Change Symposium 2011-AfricaAdapt Addis Ababa, March 9-11

The 2011 AfricaAdapt Climate Change symposium will be taking place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from march 9-11, 2011, It will bring together hundreds of participants from Africa and beyond to discuss, learn and debate on climate change and development inn Africa.

27th Climate Outlook Forum in Arusha Tanzania-March-May 2011

IGAD CLIMATE PREDICTION AND APPLICATIONS CENTRE (ICPAC)

FORUM ANNOUNCEMENT

THE TWENTY SEVENTH CLIMATE OUTLOOK FORUM FOR THE GREATER HORN OF AFRICA (GHACOF 27)

VENUE: Snowcrest, Arusha, Tanzania

DATE: 28 FEBRUARY 2011

INTRODUCTION

Greater Horn of Africa Climate Outlook Forum- February 28th Arusha Tanzania

Climate scientists, experts and stakeholders meet in Arusha on February 28th 2011, for the 27th session of the Climate Outlook Forum in the Greater Horn of Africa(GHACOF27).

The meeting organized by the IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC) will take place at the Snowcrest Hotel in Arusha Tanzania.

Brief Heavy Rains In East Africa Expected As Drought Continues

Climate experts in East Africa are reporting heavy rains episodes in several parts of the East Africa region in mid February. This is despite the ongoing drought conditions predicted over the region.

These episodic rains experts say will continue briefly and will soon give way to drought conditions again over most of the region.

La Nina Alert Uganda

THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA

MINISTRY OF WATER AND ENVIRONMENT
DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY
P. O. BOX 7025
KAMPALA
UGANDA

TELEPHONE: +41-233559, 251798
DIRECT: +41-255609
FAX: +41-251797
E-mail:com.met@imeteo-uganda.net
IN ANY CORRESPONDENCE ON THIS SUBJECT PLEASE QUOTE APS/102/02

29th November 2010

1. Overview

September, October, November, December Rainfall Forecast-UGANDA

THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA

MINISTRY OF WATER AND ENVIRONMENT
DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY
P. O. BOX 7025
KAMPALA
UGANDA

TELEPHONE: +41-233559, 251798
DIRECT: +41-255609
FAX: +41-251797
E-mail:com.met@imeteo-uganda.net
IN ANY CORRESPONDENCE ON THIS SUBJECT PLEASE QUOTE APS/102/02

9th September 2010

SEPTEMBER TO DECEMBER 2010 SEASONAL RAINFALL OUTLOOK

1. HIGHLIGHTS OF THE REVIEW OF THE RAINFALL PERFORMANCE FOR JUNE TO AUGUST 2010 SEASON

Short Rainy Season Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec 2010 for Kenya

-La Nina seen intensifying towards end-2010

-Could affect 2011's long rains too

NAIROBI (Reuters AlertNet) - Meteorologists said rainfall during Kenya's short rainy season later this year is expected to be less than usual and also may be depressed in the first half of 2011, which could curb agricultural output.

Tanzania Short Rains Forecast Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec 2010 Released

By KATARE MBASHIRU, 8th September 2010 @ 23:59, Total Comments: 0, Hits: 278

MOST regions are expected to experience drought to be caused by below normal seasonal rains, a situation which is likely to affect agriculture, food security and water supply.

The Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA) Director General, Dr Agnes Kijazi, said in Dar es Salaam on Wednesday that the below normal rains would be triggered by prevailing climate system where the Sea Surface Temperatures (SSTs) in the Central Equatorial Pacific have been uncharacteristically cool for the past two months.

Launch of the 2nd AfricaAdapt Knowledge Sharing Innovation Fund:

Launch of the 2nd AfricaAdapt Knowledge Sharing Innovation Fund:
Call for submissions 9-20 August 2010!

AfricaAdapt is launching its second Knowledge Sharing Innovation Fund. The Fund offers support to African researchers, local and civil society organisations, cooperatives and community networks that create new ways of sharing knowledge between African communities. These poor and vulnerable communities rarely get the opportunity to share their valuable experience and learn from others in formal exchanges of knowledge on climate change adaptation.

Do you have an idea? Apply now!

Knowledge Sharing Innovation Fund: Adapt Africa

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Knowledge Sharing Innovation Fund
Pioneering knowledge sharing for climate change adaptation

Do you have an idea that would allow local communities in Africa to better access and share knowledge on climate change adaptation?
AfricaAdapt’s Knowledge Sharing Innovation Fund offers grants of up to US$6,500 for new knowledge sharing initiatives about climate change adaptation that effectively engage ‘hard to reach’ and marginalised communities.

The following will provide an overview of the aims of the fund and how to submit an expression of interest from 9th August to 20 August, 2010.

EAST AFRICAN CLIMATE CHANGE MAY CAUSE UPHEAVELS-EXPERT

East African climate change may cause 'social upheavals'

Degradation such as Mau Forest Crisis indicate a conflict between environment and development with catastrophic human survival and economic consequences

Improving Media understanding of Climate Change Information for Applicable Communication in Africa

Over 75 journalists and scientists will meet in Kampala for the first ever journalist climate change conference. The conference is due to take place from 31st May to 2nd June 2010 at hotel Africana in Kampala, Uganda.

Conference organizers say they are looking at creating a home grown solution to a common problem of climate change communication, raise awareness and provide a link between the different players.

Call for Volunteers:

Network of Climate Journalists in the Greater Horn of Africa (NECJOGHA) is calling for volunteers for the International Climate Change Communication Conference for Africa due to take place from May 31st- June 1st 2010 in Kampala, Uganda.

To volunteer please contact Patrick Luganda or Peter Wamboga on the emails below: patrick_luganda@yahoo.com, necjogha@yahoo.com or farmingnews@yahoo.co.uk pwamboga@yahoo.co.uk

Call for Volunteers:

Network of Climate Journalists in the Greater Horn of Africa (NECJOGHA) is calling for volunteers for the International Climate Change Communication Conference for Africa due to take place from May 31st- June 1st 2010 in Kampala, Uganda.

We welcome motivated and enthusiastic people who enjoy working with exceptional and supportive colleagues and contributing to the success of the conference. It will be a wonderful experience for us and for you.