Inter-Agency Consultation Meeting on User Interface Platform (UIP)

Geneva, Switzerland
14 Nov 2011 to 16 Nov 2011

Consultation Meeting with Health and DRR Stakeholders

Vision

To enhance the applications of climate information and products in the health and disaster risk reduction sectors through improved interactions between climate service providers and user sectors at the global, regional and national levels.

Day 1
Session I: Opening session
09h00

Brief words of welcome from representatives of the hosting organizations
WMO - Jerry Lengosa (DSG)
WHO - Dr. Maria Neira
ISDR - John Harding
IFRC - Mohammed Mukhier

 
Session II:  Meeting Overview
                  Co-Chairs: Stephen Connor (Health) and Youcef Ait-Chellouch (DRR)
09h30 Tour de Table
09h45 Meeting structure, expected outcomes and review of agenda
Meeting Co-Chairs
10h30 Coffee Break
11h00 The Global Framework for Climate Services and its development process
Filipe Lúcio, WMO
Presentation
11h30 The User Interface Platform and its interaction with other components of the GFCS (Observation, Research, Information Systems, Capacity Building, etc.)
Geoff Love, WMO
Presentation
11h50 Questions and open discussion
   
12h30 Lunch
   
Session III:  Experiences in the use of Climate Services
14h00

Experiences from the IFRC – status and gaps
‘Experiences from the Disaster Risk Reduction community – status and gaps’

Mohammed Mukhier, IFRC

Presentation

‘Opportunities for Strengthening Climate Risk Services for Disaster Risk Reduction'

John Harding, ISDR

Presentation

'Recent Experiences in Bridging the Gap between Climate Information Providers and End-Users in Africa' Youcef Ait-Chellouch, IFRC
Presentation

14h40 Experiences from the humanitarian and emergency response communities – status and gaps
Krishna Krishnamurth, WFP
Presentation
15h15 Coffee break
15h30 Experiences from the health community – status and gaps
Joy Guillemot, WHO
Presentation
15h50 Experiences in working with the health community
Simon Mason, IRI
Presentation
16h10 WMO initiatives and partnerships for the provision of climate services for the health and DRR communities
Geoff Love, WMO
Presentation
16h30 Open discussion
17h00 Adjournment
 
Day 2
SESSION IV:   Panel discussion (Questions to be addressed)
                         (Chair: Youcef Ait-Chellouch (DRR))
09h00

Panel discussion on Health
Margarita Spasenovska, WHO Climate change health DRR Skopje, Macedonia
Dr. Yolande Wilna, MoH, Working Group health, Madagascar
James Sang, MoH in Kenya, epidemic response to Malaria, Chair of health and climate working group Kenya, Chair of Climate outlook forum
Salomon Nzioka, Kenya, WHO country Office, coordinating Climate and Health adaptation
Robert Frazer, IFRC, Water: focal point climate change, sanitation and water
Abere Mihretie, Anti Malaria Association Ethiopia, Climate Health Working Group

 
10h30 Coffee Break
 
11h00 Panel discussion on DRR
Emma Visman, Humanitarian Futures Programme
Simon Mason, IRI
Cesil Perera, IFRC, Kuala Lumpur
Cher Khan: ACMAD
Krishna Krishnamurth, WFP
   
12h30 Lunch
   
SESSION V:   Breakout Sessions
                        (Chair: DRR (John Harding) and Health (Stephen Connor))
14h00

Introduction to breakout sessions
Geoff Love, WMO

Presentation

14h30 Breakout session to identify general sectoral/thematic implementation activities

Coffee Breaks at discretion of chairs

17h00 Adjournment
 
Day 3
SESSION VI:   Reports from breakout sessions
                          (Chair: Solomon Nzioka)
09h00

Health Group, reporting back by Katy Carmichael (UK-HPA)

Presentation
 

09h30

Disaster Risk Reduction Group reporting back by Silvia Llosa (UN-ISDR)

Presentation

10h00 Open discussion
 
10h30 Coffee Break
 
11h30 Second Round of Breakout Groups to identify specific sectoral/thematic implementation activities
   
12h30 Lunch
   

SESSION VII:  Recommendation for the development of an operational strategy for the UIP implementation in GFCS in the short term (2013-2017)
                           (Chair: Solomon Nzioka)

14h00

Second Round of Breakout Groups to identify specific sectoral/thematic implementation activities

15h00

Recommendations from the Health community

Presentation

15h30

Recommendations from the DRR community (reporting by Arame Tall - IFRC Climate Center)

Presentation

 
16h00 Coffee break
 
16h30 General Discussion
17h00 Conclusion
Filipe Lúcio, WMO
Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum, WHO
17h30 Closure of the meeting
Youcef Ait-Chellouch (IFRC)