Regional Consultation on GFCS for Small Island Developing States in the Pacific
31 Mar 2014 - 4 Apr 2014
Rarotonga, Cook Islands

•Review the current status of Climate services in the region and assess specific needs in the initial four priority areas (agriculture and food security; water; health; and disaster risk reduction) regional, national and local levels;
•Review and characterize the current status of interfacing mechanisms and interactions between climate services providers and users, identify major areas for improvement and recommend effective mechanisms and practices;
•Articulate the capacity building needs for the region, in terms of mandates, infrastructure and human resources, in all the components of GFCS;
•Discuss and recommend improved arrangements for national observation networks, enhanced research and analysis of national and local climate issues including impacts indicators, improved access and utility of climate data and predictions
•Identify concrete follow up actions to enable climate services in SIDS in the Pacific; and
•Identify partnerships among relevant stakeholders.
•Refine the Document “Partnership for Weather and Climate Services in SIDs” to be presented to the 3rd International Conference
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