COP 20 Dinner Dialogue - Agenda

Providing climate services for Africa’s transformation agenda - in what ways can we do more and better?

Venue: Marriott Hotel, Lima, Peru.

Date: 10th December 2014, Time: 18:45-21:30hrs


The objective of this dinner dialogue is to provide a multidisciplinary platform to discuss various perspectives for enhancing the provision of climate information services in support of Africa’s transformation. The dinner will also allow for building partnerships and resource mobilization to respond to the investment needs for climate services in Africa.

Specific objective

Building from the dialogue, the specific objectives will include:

  1. Increasing investments in climate information services;
  2. Discuss regional investments in climate information services e.g. CDSF;
  3. Forging partnerships for implementing concrete actions;
  4. Building research consortium such as the Climate Research for Development in Africa (CR4D) initiative;
  5. Sharing lessons of good practices;
  6. The role of youths in scaling up the dissemination and utilisation of climate information;
  7. Packaging climate information for usage at decision-making and farmers’ levels

10th December 2014





Arrival and registration of guests


Mr. Filipe Lúcio,  Director, Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS), World Meteorological Organization (WMO)



Opening remarks:

  • Ms. Olushola Olayide, Senior Policy Officer, African Union Commission (AUC)
  • Dr. Abdalla Hamdok, Deputy Executive Secretary, Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)
  • Mr. Alex Rugamba, Director of Energy and Climate Change Department and Chair of Climate Change Coordination Committee, African Development Bank (AfDB)
  • Hon. Saviour Kasukuwere, Minister of Environment, Water and Climate of Zimbabwe and Chair of AMCOMET


Setting the Scene

Dr. Fatima Denton, Director, Special Initiative Division, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa


Dinner & Dialogue Discussion


Closing remarks