Earth Observation in Africa: Satellite data support for weather, hydrological and climate services

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Date(s) - 24/09/2020 • 09:00-14:30

 

 

 

YouTube

You can watch the videos from Session 1 and Session 2 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYUs7ITicHQ&t=0s
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Session 1: 0:001:45:00
Session 2: 4:00:24 – 6:00:20
The webinar on ‘Earth Observation in Africa: Satellite data support for weather, hydrological and climate services’ organised by EUMETSAT and the African Development Bank will be held on 24 September 2020 virtually on Zoom.
Since 2016, the SAWIDRA project implemented by the African Development Bank has helped local communities in Africa reduce the risk from natural disasters using satellite data. In this webinar, EUMETSAT and the AfDB hear from representatives from five Regional Climate Centres in Africa about the benefits Earth Observation has brought to their areas, and discuss the future prospects for monitoring the climate, agriculture and water resources in a meteorologically uncertain future.
There will be two sessions: 
Session 1
Time (UTC)
Organisation
Speaker
Content
09:00
 
 Moderator
 Welcome and agenda
09:05
 AfDB
 Anthony Nyong, Director of Climate Change and Green Growth
 Live presentation
09:10
 EUMETSAT
 Alain Ratier, Director General
 EUMETSAT DG message
09:15
 CDSF
 James Kinyangi, CDSF Coordinator
 Introduction from Clim-Dev Special Fund (live presentation)
 

 FIRST SESSION

09:20
 ACMAD
 Andre Kamga Foamouhoue, Directeur general
  Overview on Earth   Observation Benefits in  Africa
09:40
 ICPAC
 Abubakr Salih Babiker, Climate scientist
  Earth Observations for climate services in East Africa
10:00
 All
 Moderator
 Wrap-up and live Q&A
10:30
 
 End of the session

 

Session 2
Time (UTC)
Organisation
Speaker
Content
13:00
 
 Moderator
 Welcome and agenda
 

 SECOND SESSION

13:05
 AGRHYMET
 Seydou Traore, Head of Unit
 Operational use of satellite products in West Africa and the Sahel
13:20
 CAPC-AC
 Pascal Moudi Igri, NWP regional expert
 Climate Application and Prediction Service for Central Africa
13:35
 SADC-CSC
 Raj Booneeady, Senior Programme Officer
 Satellite data in support of weather, water and climate services at SADC Climate Services Centre
13:50
 AUC, AfDB, WMO,   EUMETSAT
 Facilitator/all
 Round table on “future perspectives”
14:10
 All
 Facilitator/all
 Wrap-up and live Q&A
14:30
 
 End of the session
Round table panellists:
Paul Counet, Head of Strategy and International Relations at EUMETSAT 
Balgis Osman-Elasha, Chief Climate Change and Green Growth Specialist, AfDB    
Mariane Diop Kane, WMO Regional Office for Africa, WMO                                                                                                      
Gatkuoth Kai, Technical coordinator for DRR, African Union Commission
The registration deadline is 24 September 2020.
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