Day 1 : Monday, 22 April 2019


Venue: Hotel Himalaya, Lalitpur, Nepal

 

Time

Item

Remarks

08:30 – 09:00

Open session

 

09:00 – 10:30

  • Welcome Remarks: Mr. Saraju Baidya, Director General, Department of Hydrology Meteorology, Nepal
  • Remarks: Dr. G. Srinivasan, Chief Scientist, Climate Applications, RIMES
  • Remarks: Mr. Francis Colledge, UKMO, Exeter, United Kingdom
  • Remarks: Dr. D.S. Pai, Head, RCC, Pune, India
  • Remarks: Dr. Rupa K. Kolli, Chief, World Climate Applications and Services Division, WMO, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Special Guest’s Address: Dr. Sanjay Sharma, Secretary, Ministry of Energy, Water Resource and Irrigation, Nepal
  • Chief guest’s inaugural address by Honorable Mr. Barsha Man Pun, Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Nepal
  • Key Note Address : Dr. Madan Lal Shrestha, Academician, NAST
  • Vote of Thanks by Dr. Jagadishwor Karmacharya, DDG, DHM

 

10:30 - 11:00

Group photo and Coffee/Tea Break

 

Session I: Seasonal Climate Outlook

Chair: Dr. D.S. Pai

Rapporteur: Dr. Nahush Kulkarni

11:00 – 11:45

Advances in seasonal climate predictions and its relevance to South Asia

 

11:45 – 12:00

Asia- Region Resilience to Changing Climate (ARRCC) Programme activities – Work Package 2, Strengthening Climate Information Partnerships – South Asia (SCIPSA)

UK Met Office

 

12:00 - 12:30

New directions on Operationalizing long-range seasonal forecasts WMO draft Guidance

Dr. Rupa Kumar Kolli, WMO

 

12:30 - 13:30

Question Time - Q & A Session on Seasonal Outlooks (Moderated by UKMO)

 

13:30 - 14:30

Lunch

 

Session II: Undersanding User contexts

Anchor: Jessica Stacey, UKMO

14:30 - 16:00

Understanding the value of Seasonal Climate Outlooks – A Seasonal Outlook Exercise” Paying for predictions” (UKMO and RIMES)

 

16:00 – 16:30

Coffee/Tea Break

 

16:30 – 17:00

Open discussion (points from the feedback from SASCOF-13 Session)

 

17:00

Closure of Day 1 of SASCOF-14 & CSUF

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 2 : Tuesday, 23 April 2019

 
Venue: Hotel Himalaya, Lalitpur, Nepal

 

Time

Item

Remarks

Session III: Enhancing User interactions

Chair: Dr. Rupa Kumar Kolli 

Rapporteur: Dr. Anshul Agarwal

09:30 – 10:00

Sharing of consensus climate outlook for SW Monsoon season 2019 (RCC, Pune)

Discussions to understand terms, uncertainties and challenges

 

10:00 – 11:00

Panel Discussion on Using Climate Outlooks for Regional scale Planning Panelists – FAORAP, UN ISDR regional office, UN ESCAP, IWMI and (tbc) Moderators – UKMO and RIMES

 

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee/Tea Break

 

 

Group Discussions within country wise Groups of NMHSs & User Sectors

 
11:30 - 13:00

Joint country presentations of NMHSs & user sectors

 
13:00 - 13:30

National Climate Forums

RIMES

 

13:30 – 14:30

Lunch

 

 

Workshop on Enhancing SASCOF Products

UKMO / RIMES

 

14:30 – 14:45

Introduction to the session

 

14:45 – 15:30

Group exercise on selection of seasonal outlook, affinity mapping etc.

 

15:30 - 16:00

Group Discussion and summary of the result

 

16:00 - 16:30

SASCOF-14 Feedback

 

16:30 – 17:00

Closing session

  • Future steps to enhance SASCOF Outlooks and their applications – WMO
  • ARRCC project implementation aspects
  • Vote of thanks, DDG, DHM, Nepal