Harnessing the resilience dividend through better climate information services
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, Elephant hills Resort, Room KALUNDU


African economies depend strongly on climate sensitive sectors – agriculture, water, ecosystems and energy. There are huge investments gaps in these sectors that must be closed urgently if the continent has to meet the objectives of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the African Union’s Agenda 2063. Under the current climate crisis, it is urgent to ensure that these investments are climate resilient. This requires access to adequate quality and timely weather and climate information services, which in turn requires substantive and strategic investments in national hydrometeorological services. This event will bring together development partners, policy makers, private sector and civil society to share experiences of the opportunities and challenges of better CIS in investment planning and how to harness the resulting resilience dividend.


Moderator: Mariane DIOP KANE, WMO Regional Office

  • 15:00 – 15:10 Harnessing the resilience dividend: The Africa Climate Resilience Investment Facility (AFRI-RES) By Linus Mofor, ACPC, ECA
  • 15:10 – 15:35 Role of Weather and Climate Services in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Agenda 2063 By Mr. Filipe Lucio, Director Technical Support Coordination Office, WMO
  • 15:35 – 15:50 Country Experiences
  • 15:50 – 16:15 Discussions