Virtual | Twenty-fourth Southern African Climate Outlook Forum (SARCOF-24)

Virtual | Twenty-fourth Southern African Climate Outlook Forum (SARCOF-24)

? 27 -28 August 2020
Virtual forum

The Southern Africa Development Community (SADC), through the SADC Climate Services Centre (CSC), is organizing the Twenty-fourth Southern African Climate Outlook Forum (SARCOF-24).

This year, SARCOF-24 process is a collaborative effort between the SADC Climate Services Centre, with funding from the Intra-African Caribbean Pacific (Intra-ACP) Climate Services and related Applications Programme funded by the 11th European Development Fund (EDF), and other partners.

SARCOF-24 Meeting objectives:

  • to develop regional consensus climate update forecast for the OND 2020 JFM 2021 rainfall season;
  • to downscale the global climate output to regional and national level;
  • to discuss the global climate drivers and likely impacts on the climate-sensitive sectors within SADC;
  • to review and verify the OND 2019 and JFM 2020; seasonal climate forecasts made in August 2019 for SADC region;
  • to review and discuss the impacts of the previous season’s outlook on each and every sector and
  • to preview the potential impacts of the coming season based on the consensus outlook and develop response strategies for each sector.

Original source: SADC