E-Platform on Weather and Climate Services for Resilient Development: A Guide for Practitioners and Policy Makers (Facilitated)
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E-Platform on Weather and Climate Services for Resilient Development: A Guide for Practitioners and Policy Makers (Facilitated)

Introduction: Information on water, weather and climate is essential to managing the risks and uncertainties of a changing climate. Around the world, communities and countries are already under threat. Across public and private sectors, people need better climate information to make decisions that will help build resilience – this includes food and energy production, transportation and aviation, protection against natural disasters, water supply and sanitation, construction and many more. The delivery of climate information through Weather and Climate Services has become increasingly important – especially in the world’s most vulnerable countries. The need for climate information is urgent, the national institutions providing Weather and Climate Services are far too often underfunded, degraded and weak; resulting in lack of services to the end-users of climate information. However, providing support to these services is a complex undertaking that requires an interconnected, value-chain approach. Hence, the demand for guidance and teaching materials on how best to support Weather and Climate Services has grown since. Objective: The goal this E-platform for Weather and Climate Services: A Guide to Practitioners and Policy Makers is to demonstrate Weather and Climate services as a system of inter-connected parts and processes. The course raises awareness of this important agenda in the context of climate resilient development, and it will help teams and project managers in integrating Weather and Climate Services considerations into their projects, both in terms of project conceptualization and delivery. This e-learning platform provides a basic introduction to weather and climate services and seeks to demystify how weather and climate information systems function, highlight their importance and value, outline lessons learnt, and provide practical project level guidance for those tasked with implementing weather and climate services-related investments. Course Map: • In the first module, you will be introduced to the benefits of Weather and Climate Services and the value-chain approach. • The second module allows you to dive into the climate services value-chain - from the collection and management of water and weather data to the delivery of climate information to end-users, as well as the institutional actors involved along the way. • In the final module, the range of investment options is reviewed in the context of a real project. The course also has a specialized module on Satellite Earth Observations which provides an opportunity to learn about the potential of Earth Observation for modernizing Weather and Climate Services in developing countries.

Target Audience

Practitioner, policy makers, decision makers and task team leaders and task team members.

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Nega

- May 3, 2019
Hello everyone, I am Nega Debela (PhD) hailing from Ethiopia. I am working with the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Wolkite University in Ethiopia being a lecturer and researcher. I actively involve myself on teaching, research and development areas related to agriculture, natural resources and climate adaptation in Ethiopia and African countries. I am taking this course to improve my understanding on how to mainstream weather and climate services in national projects and programs to achieve climate resilient development across different sectors. I hope this course will equip me with the basic knowledge and skill on the different dimensions of weather and climate services that will help me identify ways to mainstream it in different sectoral or multi-sectoral development projects and programs to ensure climate resilient economy.

Vedat

- May 2, 2019
I am Vedat Batatina Bobby Chief HQ Administration Master Project Management and Planing i have been working with UNITED NATIONS over 9 year Military Logistic Officer Ireland 3 Year -Nato Base in Kosovo Macedonia and Bosnia over 3 Years Within World Bank Project of Efficiency 3 years -Public Administration in Kosovo over 7 Year and Also been participate to International NGO -Still study online i study also the other organization knowledge into different version course peacekeeping -E-procurement Finances etc i study online every day I am interesting to share and learn more knowledges in Global countries online -e-learning and expecting to have high career in future

Vedat

- May 2, 2019
E-Platform on Weather

Elsa Lily

- May 2, 2019
Hello everyone, I'm Lily Caballero, Honduran. WB consultant in territorial planning and risk management. It will be a pleasure to share this important topic of discussion with you.

sulaiman

- May 2, 2019
Please, can anyone help me to apply for the course, I've been looking for the link to but couldn't. thanks

Haja

- May 2, 2019
I have the same problem. Can't find the link to register to the course. Send a mail to Misses Kazi.

sulaiman

- May 2, 2019
Hello everyone! Am Sulaiman Danbaba, am an Urban and regional planning, and a Landscape Architecture student here in Nigeria. looking forward to learning and expanding my knowledge on climate change. also looking forward to sharing and learning a lot from all of you.

Mazharul Aziz

- May 1, 2019
Hi, I am Dr. Mazharul Aziz. Presently I am working with Department of Agriculture, under the Ministry of Agriculture, Bangladesh as Project Director, Agrometeorological Information Stems Development Project, Component-C of Bangladesh Weather and Climate Services Regional Project, funded by The World Bank. I've received my Ph. D from BSMA University, Bangladesh. As a Project Director relevant to the course, it will help me to develop my capacity to perform my assigned tasks.

Folake Olubunmi

- May 1, 2019
Hello all. I am Folake Akintayo. I teach in the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. I am glad to be part of this open learning programme. There is need to update knowledge in contemporary issues such as climate change to solve societal problems, hence my interest in this course. Wishing all a great 'learning time'.

Nirere

- Apr 30, 2019
Hi, am Sadrach Nirere, coordinator at Fridays For Future - Uganda and a green campaigner at Green Climate Campaign Africa, the course will help me improve my work by exposing me to information platforms, climate change solutions financing and policies applicable to Africa. Wish all of you all great learning time. Thank you OLC
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