Capacity building on the socio-economic benefit tool
One of the key objectives of the intra ACP Climate Services and related applications programme (ClimSA) is to develop an operational network of regional climate centers that meet international standards for the quality and standardization of climate services provided in the different regions of Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific. In order to achieve international certification by the World Meteorological Organization, the ClimSA programme is developing a serie of capacity building activities aimed at strengthening the technical and managerial capacities of the regional climate centers.
Since February 2022, the ClimSA Programme has started the training on Socio-Economic Benefit tool development which aims to strengthen the capacity of each of the eight Regional Climate Centres (RCCs) within the ACP region to enhance the climate-informed decision-making system and mainstream climate services into policy processes at regional and national levels. The extensive use of this tool will lead to actionable climate-informed decision-making to increase climate services development, application and investment for the enhancement of productivity and economic growth in key climate sensitive socio-economic sectors. This training will allow climate services professionals in Regional Climate Centres to have an accurate practical knowledge of the friendly use of the SEB tool.
The training is organized by the ClimSA programme in partnership with North Dakota University. The software itself was developed by Ventana Inc. The training on the hands on of the tool is expected to be completed in August/September 2022.