Video / Recorded Webinar
Video / Recorded Webinar
CEADIR Series: The Socioeconomic Benefits of Climate Services
Climate information services provide high-quality data to enable individuals and organizations to make critical, weather-related decisions. When combined with data on agricultural production, health trends, infrastructure maps and socio-economic variables, it allows these decision-makers to anticipate how climate-related factors will impact lives and livelihoods in a given population.
On February 18th, the Navigating the Economy CEADIR series welcomed renowned climate service and adaptation specialists from the University of Arizona, Project Concern International (PCI), USAID, and Abt Associates. In The Socioeconomic Benefits of Climate Services, speakers addressed the uptake of climate services, their use in decision making, and the impacts of such climate-informed decisions in case studies from Jamaica, Ethiopia and Tanzania.
Moderator John Furlow, Senior Climate Change Specialist, USAID, framed the U.S. Government’s support for climate services. Glen Anderson, Principal Associate, Abt Associates, discussed the value chain for climate services linking the production and delivery of these services to user communities who may benefit from these services.
Dr. Tauhidur “Tauhid” Rahman and Prof. James “Jim” Buizer of University of Arizona shared the results of their analysis of farm-level decisions in response to the 2014 drought in Jamaica which was predicted by a seasonal drought forecast tool developed in Jamaica with USAID-funded assistance from the International Research Institute for Climate and Society at Columbia University. Chris Bessenecker, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, PCI, presented on the Satellite Assisted Pastoral Resource Management (SAPARM Initiative), which pilots the use of remote-sensing vegetation maps to help pastoralists in Ethiopia and Tanzania make better decisions on the movement of herds to grazing areas.
**Please note, we experienced technical difficulties in the recording of this event, resulting in several audio dropouts. The recording has been adjusted to minimize these dropouts, but may still affect the speaker presentations.
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