Climate services for citizens resilient to climate change

Peru is one of the countries prioritized by the World Meteorological Organization  (WMO) for implementation of the Global Framework for Climate Services, to develop and implement tailored, citizen-oriented climate services within a national policy framework.

The First Workshop for Assessment of the Climandes Project – Phase 2 was conducted from Sunday, November 20 to Wednesday, November 23, 2016, with the participation of specialists and directors of the National Meteorology and Hydrology Service of Peru (SENAMHI) the Federal Climatology and Meteorology Office of Switzerland (MeteoSwiss) the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).

The meeting had two relevant moments: i) the internal coordination workshops that showcased the achievements in 2016 and the 2017 perspectives and in a parallel session on Monday 21, ii) the meeting with the First Steering Committee, with the participation of Amelia Díaz Pabló, Executive President of SENAMHI,; Miguel Rabiolo, Director of of the WMO General Office for the Americas, the Project Coordinators, Lina Sjaavik on behalf of WMO, Sara De Ventura, on behalf of MeteoSwiss and Grinia Ávalos, on behalf of SENAMHI, as well as Martin Jaggi, Cooperation Director of Swiss Cooperation, Patrick Sieber, responsible for the Climate Change Portfolio of SDC in Berne (Switzerland) and Jocelyn Ostolaza, National Program Official.

The Steering Committee was the appropriate space to learn in detail about the activities performed, the financial results and the alliances and synergies considered by CLIMANDES, an innovative project promoted in the Andes by the WMO in alliance with Peru and Switzerland.

In its second phase, Climandes is strengthening the user interface, the development of capacities and the institutional synergies. Among the results achieved during 2016 we may point out: i) the expectations and interes of farmers for benefits of the information; ii) having a “moodle” platform: virtual campus of SENAMHI; and iii) start up of implementation of the S.G.C. ISO 9001 in the Science Department of the National Agrarian University of La Molina (UNALM) among others.

Peru is one of the countries prioritized by the World Meteorological Organization  (WMO) for implementation of the Global Framework for Climate Services, to develop and implement tailored, citizen-oriented climate services within a national policy framework. Among the perspectives and tendencies set for 2017, the most relevant are the release of data (OPEN DATA); greater requirement for climate information, scenarios, climate change and others.

Climandes is an initiative that seeks to offer reliable and timely climate services for decision making in the search for a more resilient development in the face of climate variability. Climandes is an initiative of the Global Program for Climate Change of the Swiss Cooperation SDC in alliance with the World Meteorological Organization  (WMO) and the meteorological services of Switzerland (MeteoSwiss) and Peru (SENAMHI) academia, civil society and the private sector.

Planning Workshop First Steering Committee
Relevant links:
CLIMANDES Project, Project Sheet, Swiss Embassy / Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC
Web Climandes
Web National Meteorology and Hydrology Service of Peru
Web Agrarian University of La Molina
Web World Meteorology Organization
Web MeteoSwiss
Web Meteodat

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