Day 3

Thursday, October 17, 2013

8:00                  Registration

09:00 – 10:30 Simba Hall

Plenary A3: State of Knowledge, Research Gaps and Strategies – Towards Coordinated Pan-African Research – Long Term Planning

Chair: Samba B. Tounkara, ClimDev Africa, Filipe Lucio, WMO/GFCS;
Moderator: Mxolisi Shongwe, SAWS


09:00 – 09:10   Climate research needs to guide Water sector Adaptation planning in Africa - Sepo Hachigonta, FANRPAN

09:10 – 09:20   Research Needs on Wetlands Multifaceted Challenges in face of Climate Change Gueladio Cissé, Ramsar Convention

09:20 – 09:30   Discussion

09:30 – 10:00   Coffee Break

10:00 – 11:00    Panel on enabling climate services delivery: Institutional needs and roles from international to local
Perspectives from:

  • Global Climate Centers
  • Africa Regional Climate Centers
  • Regional Climate Outlook Fora
  • National services
  • Local scale services


11:00 – 12:30   Poster Session


12:30 – 14:00     Lunch Break

Participatory Game Session on Attribution (Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre / AfCliX)


14:00 – 18:30

Parallel sessions B5-B6

B5: Africa in a Changing Climate

B6: Regional Downscaling, Forecast Uncertainty and Verification


14:00 – 18:30Mbayuwayu Room

Parallel session B5: Africa in a Changing Climate

Chair: Bruce Hewitson, CSAG                   Moderator: Joseph Intsiful, ICPAC

14:00 – 14:15    Southern African Rainfall Physical Mechanisms in a Changing ClimateElisha Moyo, Meteorological Services Department of Zimbabwe

14:15 – 14:30    Delay of the North Africa monsoon in response to increasing greenhouse gases - Michaela Biasutti (Alessandra Giannini), IRI

14:30 – 14:45   Characteristics of daily precipitation in Zambia: Observations and regional climate simulations of current and future climate - Wihelm May, DMI

14:45 – 15:00   The East African Climate Paradox: characteristics and hypotheses – David Rowell, UKMO

15:00 – 15:30   The 1-10 Year Variability Signal in Africa: Comparison of Models and ObservationsMark New, U. Cape Town

15:30 – 15:45   How well do GCMs and RCMs simulate the spatial patterns of southern African droughts – Eva Liliane Ujeneza, CSAG

15:45 – 16:00   Modelling late 20th-century rainfall change in the Sahel – Michael Vellinga, UKMO

16:00 – 16:30                                              Coffee Break

16:30 – 16:45   ClimAfrica: an international project to improve seasonal to decadal climate predictions and assess climate impacts in Sub-Saharan AfricaJoseph Mutemi, ICPAC

16:45 – 17:00   Modelling the impacts of reforestation on future climate in West AfricaBabatunde Abiodun, U. Cape Town

17:00 – 17:15    Ecosystem dynamics in East Africa: past, present and future – Robert Marchant, U. York

17:15 – 17:30    Finding direction in a sea of confusion: Climate services, Climate portals, & CORDEX – Bruce Hewitson, CSAG

17:30 – 17:45   Can Climate Information be relevant to decision making for Agriculture and Food Security on the 1-10 year timescale? Case studies from southern AfricaMariko Fujisawa, CSAG

17:45 – 18:00   Climate change scenarios over West Africa: From CMIP3 to CMIP5 and beyondCyril Caminade, U. Liverpool

18:00 – 18:30   Discussion and Session Conclusions: Summary of Knowledge, Gaps and Recommendations


14:00 – 18:30Tausi Room

Parallel session B6: Regional Downscaling, Forecast Uncertainty and Verification

Chair: Benjamin Lamptey, ACMAD    Moderator: Richard Anyah, UCC, Arba Diallo, Mayor of Ouagadougou 

14:00 – 14:15    A unified approach for regional climate prediction over Africa – Richard Jones, UKMO

14:15 – 14:30    Ensemble-Based Empirical Prediction of Ethiopian Monthly-to-Seasonal Monsoon Rainfall - Zewdu Segele, U. Oklahoma

14:30 – 14:45   Limitations in prediction, projection and downscaling of precipitation over West AfricaMojisola Adeniyi, U. Ibadan

14:45 – 15:00   Comparison of downscaling methods for mean and extreme precipitation in SenegalSeidou Ousmane, U. Ottawa

15:00 – 15:30   Making Seasonal Climate information Accessible and Useful. Can Less be More?- Peter Johnston, CSAG

15:30 – 15:45   Connecting seasonal forecasts and crop models to help on-farm decisionsOlivier Crespo, U. Cape Town

15:45 – 16:00   A guide for operational weather and climate forecasting for West Africa: The AMMA forecaster’s handbookRosalind Cornforth, U. Reading

16:00 – 16:30                                              Coffee Break

16:30 – 16:45   Evaluation of Dynamical Downscaled High Resolution Regional Climate Models in the Projection of Climate Variability and Change in East AfricaSarah Osima, Tanzania Meteorological Agency

16:45 – 17:00   Regional dynamical downscaling of climate change information over the Okavango River Basin - Andeas Haensler, Hamburg Climate Service Center

17:00 – 17:15    Regional Integration and Climate Change Governance in the East African CommunityNgeta Kabiri, United Nations University–Institute of Advanced Studies

17:15 – 17:30    Assessment of the Performance of CORDEX Regional Climate Models in Simulating Eastern Africa RainfallHussen Seid Endris, U. Capetown

17:30 – 17:45   Performance Evaluation of ENSEMBLE Regional Climate Models over West AfricanElijah Adefisan, Nigeria Federal University of Technology

17:45 – 18:00   Process of implementing the use of climate services by local farmers in Kaffrine, Senegal for better agricultural managementOusmane Ndiaye, ANACIM

18:00 – 18:30   Discussion and Session Conclusions: Summary of Knowledge, Gaps and Recommendations


19:00 – 20:00     Side Events S5-S6

                        S5: AMCOMET, UNESCO, GFCS, IRDC Side Event

                        S6: Future Climate Future Africa (FCFA), DfID/CDKN

19:00 – 20:00   Side Event S5 – AMCOMET, UNESCO, GFCS, IRDC Side Event (Manyara Hall)

                     The Role of Climate Information and Services in dealing withUncertainty in Water Resources Management, Filipe Lucio, GFCS, Anil Mishra, UNESCO, L. Bah, AMCOMET, Edith Adera, IRDC

19:00 – 20:00   Side Event S6 – Future Climate Future Africa (FCFA), DfID/CDKN (Twiga Room)

How to improve climate science for adaptation in Africa: Identifying cross-disciplinary research priorities, Nicola Ranger, DfID


20:00 – 21:00     GET -TOGETHER DINNER

                        Sponsored by UNIVERSITY OF DAR ES SALAAM (Venue: sundown carnival)

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