On 30 May to 3 June 2022, the third Stakeholder Workshop of FOCUS-Africa took place in Pretoria, and for the first time in-person and also online! The workshop sessions covered both regional perspective for the whole project and particularly explore about local gaps, opportunities, and activities in South Africa and Mauritius.
For the stakeholder component of the workshop, one of the main objectives was to better understand the climate services needs and requirements of users in two of the eight case studies of the project: Food Security in South Africa and Water in Mauritius. Besides technical presentations and panel discussions by stakeholders from South Africa and Mauritius, there were also breakout groups on the socio-economic aspects of the two targeted case studies.
Thank you to all our speakers!
You can now access all workshop presentations below (click to download).
- Introduction to FOCUS-Africa project, by Roberta Boscolo
- Landbank, by Nehru Pillay
- Objectives and approach, by Trevor Lumsden
- The importance of agriculture for north west and climate change adaptation strategies, by Diketso Mache
- Sharing is caring, by Ilaria Vigo
- Introduction to seasonal forecasting, by Mr Sunshine M. Gamedze
- Climate services at the Mauritius Meteorological Services, by Renganaden Virasami
- Water resources management in Mauritius implications and opportunities for climate services, by M.K. Bissessur
- Crop and livestock management in a changing climate, by Dr. Prathima Seechurn Poonpoon
- Case study 8: High resolution Mauritius seasonal forecast production, by Mohau Mateyisi
- Objective seasonal forecasting, by John Faragher
- Seasonal forecasting methodology at ACMAD by Dr. Andra Kamga
- Overview of survey results – NMHS Seasonal forecasting, by Sebastian Grey
The EU H2020 FOCUS-Africa project incorporates eight case studies within four sectors – agriculture and food security, water, energy and infrastructure – across the geographical region of the Southern African Development Community (SADC). The main objective of the project is to develop sustainable, tailored climate services.