Technical Reports

Title: Exploring Changes In Temperature and Precipitation Extreme Indices for The Greater Horn of Africa Region
Publication by: Ogallo 
Publication Date : 2010

Abstract:
Reliable and detailed regional climate information, including current and future assessments of climate variability and change, is essential in the design of effective strategies for managing risks and adapting to climate variability and change.
Such information critically depends on the availability of good quality climate observations with sufficient spatial coverage over an extended period of time, on the adequacy of climate predictions from numerical models to depict current and future regional climate, and on a thorough understanding and appreciation of the uncertainties and constraints associated with the use of both data and regional and global models

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Title: Promoting Studies of the Economic Value of Climate Information
Publication by: Ogallo
Publication Date :
2010
Abstract: In order to strengthen regional capacity in the use of climate information tailored for sector specific risk management activities, timely dissemination and to create awareness on how climate information could be used to reduce climate related risks, USAID/OFDA funded a project for ICPAC that is being executed by the WMO. The project activities included some pilot demonstration projects and expert workshops to enable interactions among climate, economics and other relevant experts to dialogue on the subject.
This particular workshop took advantage of the Twenty Fifth Climate Outlook Forum for the Great Horn of Africa (GHACOF 25) held at the Nairobi Safari Club, Nairobi, Kenya from 25th to 26th February 2010. It was the fourth experts’ workshop. The inception workshop was held in Entebbe, Uganda taking advantage of the Twenty First Climate Outlook Forum for the Greater Horn of Africa (GHACOF 21).
The main objective of this particular workshop was to review the progress in the development of methodologies for quantifying the socio-economic benefits of the use of climate information and prediction products /services in the region. The workshop was also expected to develop way forward on how best to individually and/or collectively prepare for the potential impacts of the evolving El Niño that was expected to extend into the long rainy season (March- May) 2010.
The workshop received the reports from the two pilot studies in Kenya, and one from Uganda. The workshop also adopted the report on methodologies from the previous workshops. Several scenarios were also developed to deal with the potential socio-economic impacts of the evolving El Niño rains

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