FOCUS-Africa at the EMS Innovative Presentation Award


The European meteorological Society (EMS) Annual Meeting 2021 was attended by FOCUS-Africa partners on Friday 10th September, with 549 participants from 43 countries. This was a great opportunity to present the project to a wide audience.

The submitted abstract entitled ‘’Demonstrating the full-value chain of climate services in Southern Africa: the FOCUS-Africa project’’, was accepted for 15 minutes of an oral presentation by the conference scientific committee, and was presented by Roberta Boscolo, the coordinator of the project (WMO), and Hamid Bastani, project coordination team member (WMO). An overview and background of the project were given followed by providing detailed information on the modality and last status of various work packages and case studies of the project, and the audience was invited to register for the 2nd stakeholder workshop and to follow other activities, reports, and newsletters via the project webpage and other social media means.

The session ended with a rich panel discussion, during which many questions about the FOCUS-Africa project were responded to and the interlinkages activities and climate services gaps and needs in the region were investigated.  

You can find the full presentation in the file below:

The EMS2021 aims to be a platform to show and debate synergies and co-benefits of a coherent implementation of climate action and sustainable development objectives across all levels and sectors.