Experts review IGAD Climate Hazard Risks and Food Security Atlas

Kigali Rwanda: A Regional Stakeholder’s workshop on the IGAD/ICPAC Atlas for Climate Hazard Risks and Food Security is to be held in Kigali, Rwanda on 24 February 2016.

The IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC ), World Food Programme (WFP) Regional Bureau for East and Central Africa (RBN)and partners are jointly organizing a Regional Stakeholder’s workshop on the IGAD/ICPAC Atlas for Climate Hazard Risks and Food Security on 24 February 2016.

Through the Climate Adaptation, Management and Innovation Initiative (C-ADAPT) project, funded by the Swedish Government’s fast-track climate finance, WFP and partners are provided with a strategic opportunity to strengthen capacities in adaptation planning and climate risk management and also to bring all stakeholders on climate change analysis and adaptation together within east and central
Africa region.

One of the components of the project is on the analysis of climate risk and food security, at the regional and country-
level through development of methods to incorporate climate risk analysis into food security and vulnerability analyses. The project not only envisages partnerships generations by working together with relevant stakeholders but also promotes decentralized contextual analyses and
support innovation and learning through sharing of knowledge.
Through the C-ADAPT project, WFP Regional Bureau (RBN)
has been working with partners namely Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC), IGAD Disaster Risk Management Programme, Famine Early Warning System Network (FEWS-NET), United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR),United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) and Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) to jointly
improve on IGAD/ICPAC hazard/climate Atlas.
The aim is to upscale the hazard/climate Atlasto
a Regional Food Security and Climate Vulnerability Atlas (RFSCVA) that links climate risk and vulnerability impacts
to food security and livelihoods.

The analysis culminated into a draft Atlas that has further been reviewed by various experts and it is planned that before embarking on member countries further improvement on the analysis exercise, a wide range of stakeholders’ views would be useful.

To capture these views for the additional Atlas input , a stakeholder’s workshop on the draft IGAD/ICPAC Atlas is planned to be held in Kigali, Rwanda on 24 February
2016.

The overall objective of the workshop is therefore
to engage sector based stakeholders in providing their
views and inputs into the draft analysis
Some of the issues to be discussed will include cross border
issues and the applicability of the analysisat country and regional levels among others.

The expected workshop outputs will include a harmonized document on cross border issues together with in-depth
awareness on an improved IGAD/ICPAC Atlas for climate hazard risk on regional food security.