Friday September 22, 2017

Technical Work Package to Support Enhancement to Seasonal Forecast ProductionTechnical Work Package to Support Enhancement to Seasonal Forecast Production

Final Project Report - December 2015
The production of seasonal forecast information is a key activity for East African NMSs such as the Kenya Meteorological Department (KMD). The information produced in seasonal forecast activities is used to inform government bodies, livelihood sectors and the general public on the expected conditions in an upcoming rainy season. It is a key piece of information for informing decision-making activities across Kenya on seasonal timescales, and feeds directly into agricultural practices, food security, water resource management and disaster risk reduction activities.
Within the StARCK+ Ada Consortium, a number of opportunities for seasonal forecast enhancements had been identified through engagement with government stakeholders and local communities. In order to progress towards addressing these user needs, a technical work package was designed and undertaken during the life of the Ada Consortium. Collaboration between KMD and the Met Office has delivered beneficial enhancements to the production of seasonal forecast information, the results of which are highlighted in this report.
Finally, areas of work have been identified as suitable for future collaboration and investigation, which KMD and the Met Office aim to jointly pursue.
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Kitui CIS strategic planKitui County Climate Information Services Strategic Plan

Kenya Meteorological Department January 2015

Executive Summary Easily accessible, timely and decision-relevant scientific information can help society to cope with current climate variability and change and limit the economic and social damage caused by climate-related disasters. Climate Information Services (CIS) can also support society to build resilience to future climate change and take advantage of opportunities provided by favourable climate conditions. Effective CIS require established technical capacities and active communication and exchange between information producers, translators, and user communities.
This initiative outlines a proposed framework for a Kitui County Climate Information Services Plan (KCCISP) which aims to develop and deliver weather and climate information which can support local, sub-county, county- and national-level decision making at time frames of hours, days, weeks, months, seasons and years in line with national and international development frameworks including the Constitution of Kenya 2010, Kenya Vision 2030 and the National Climate Change Response Strategy (NCCRS) as well as the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS).
The plan recognizes that the delivery of Climate Information Service which can effectively support decision making requires the engagement of a wide range of stakeholders. Stakeholders of the KCCISP encompass: County Government Administration at county, sub-county, ward and village levels, County Ministries across sectors together with their respective extension services, decentralized Government agencies, religious leaders across different faith groups and denominations, local, community and livelihood associations, private sector bodies and national and international Public Based Organisations (PBOs) and universities and research institutes.
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Reference Guide for Climate Information Services (CIS) Intermediaries in Makueni and Kitui CountiesReference Guide for Climate Information Services (CIS) Intermediaries in Makueni and Kitui Counties

 

 

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Kenya Meteorological Department - County Climate Information Services Plan Template May 2014Kenya Meteorological Department (KMD) - County Climate Information Services Plan Template 2014

 

 

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DevelopmentDevelopment of Decentralized Climate Information Services (CIS) in Kenya

Adaptation Consortium Climate Information Service Report: December 2014

The Ada Consortium is one component of the Strengthening Adaption and Resilience to Climate Change in Kenya (Plus) Project (StARK+) financially supported by the UK Department for International Development (DFID). The Ada Consortium is tasked with introducing a replicable ‘combined approach’ to adaption in northern Kenya and particular in the arid and semi arid counties of Isiolo, Wajir, Garissa, Kitui and Makueni.
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