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SOUTH ASIA HYDROMET FORUM

Annual Session Agenda

ANNUAL SESSION AGENDA: DAY 1

  • November 1, 2021
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ANNUAL SESSION AGENDA: DAY 1

Opening Day : 15 November 2021

SAHF III Opening

11:00 AM to 12:00 noon (UTC)
(Session duration: 1.0 hours)

Weather and climate services are evolving to serve numerous sectors and support nations to understand and respond to climate risks benefitting national development. Investments for modernization of weather and climate services are crucial for sustainable development to build climate resilient economies.This session will highlight SAHF‘s evolution and its potential contribution to climate resilient economy in South Asia. Speakers including high ranking policy makers, heads of NMHSs representing the SAHF Executive Council (EC) and development partners

Session Chair

Dr. M. Ravichandran, Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences and Chair RIMES Council - Welcome remarks

Introductory Remarks

Dr. Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, Chair, Executive Council, South Asia Hydromet Forum & Director General of Meteorology, India Meteorological Department

World Bank- Priorities and support to enhance regional cooperation

Ms. Cecile Fruman, Regional Director, World Bank

WMO Strategic Plan 2020-2023 and support to the region on weather and climate services delivery

Mr. Ben Churchill, Head, Regional Office for Asia, and the South-West Pacific, WMO- on behalf of Secretary General, WMO

Potential contribution of SAHF to DRR

Mr. Kamal Kishore, Member Secretary, National Disaster Management Authority, Government of India

Keynote Address

H.E. Dr. Abdulla Naseer, Minister of State, Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Technology, Republic of Maldives

Closing Remarks

Mr. A.R. Subbiah, Director, RIMES
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