Seasonal precipitation forecast for JUNE-JULY-AUGUST AND JYLY-AUGUST-2017
The African Centre of Meteorological Applications for Development (ACMAD) and the CILSS Regional Centre AGRHYMET in collaboration with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) of the region and their partners, organized the 4th Â Regional Climate Outlook Forum for Sudano-Sahelian countries of Africa (PRESASS-04). The forum was also organized to facilitate implementation of the ECOWAS and ECCAS strategies for Disaster Risk Management and adaptation to climate change. The PRESASS-04 was been in Accra, Ghana from 15Â Â to 19Â Â May, 2017 on the theme:âSeasonal Forecast: A Climate Service for sustainable and resilient development in the Sudano-Sahelian region of Africaâ andin support to the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS). The PRESASS-04 was supported by the 10th European Development Fund through the MESA programme with African Union Commission as contracting, WMO and other partners.
The forum objectives was to bring experts and users of climate information together to exchange climate knowledge, interpret global, regional and national climate products and provide consensus science-based seasonal forecasts valid for June-August and July-September 2017 for the region. The forum reviewed the quality, lessons and experiences from the use of past climate outlooks, discussed the potential impacts of the consensus outlook and formulated the measures for risk management in key development sectors including agriculture, livestock and water.