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SAHF III event : Summary

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Session

Key People

Topic

Key Message

Day 1 (Opening Session)

15 November 2021
Chair:

  • Dr. M. Ravichandran, Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India and Chair RIMES Council

    Speakers:

  • Dr. Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, Director General of Meteorology, India Meteorological Department and Chair, SAHF EC

  • Ms. Cecile Fruman, Regional Director, World Bank

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

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

  • H.E. Dr. Abdulla Naseer, Minister of State for Environment, Climate Change and Technology of the Government of Republic of Maldives

  • Mr. A.R. Subbiah, Director, RIMES
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    Day 2 (Session I)

    16 November 2021
    Chair:

  • Mr. Fazlur Rashid, Director General, Bangladesh Water Development Board

  • Dr. David Rogers, Lead Meteorological Consultant, World Bank

    Presenter:

  • Mr. Raihanul Haque, Country Lead, RIMES, Bangladesh

    Panelists:

  • Ms. Sumaiya Kabir, Consortium Coordinator, Supporting Flood Forecast-based Action and Learning in Bangladesh (SUFAL), CARE, Bangladesh

  • Dr. Parvinder Maini, Scientist G, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India

  • Ms. Arati Belle, Disaster Risk Management Specialist, World Bank

  • Prof. Sonia Quiroga, Professor, Complutense University of Madrid

  • Ms. Ruby Rose, Team Leader, Institutional Development, RIMES

  • User-focused tailor-made weather and climate services driving the climate/early warning information value chain

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    Day 2 (Session 2)

    16 November 2021

    Chair:

  • Mr. Anil Pokhrel, Chief Executive, National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority, Nepal

    Presenter:

  • Mr. Md. Azizur Rahman, Director, Bangladesh Meteorological Department

  • Dr. B N Mishra, GIS Expert, Odisha State Disaster Management Authority, India

  • Ms. Catrina Johnson, Science Manager and Weather Analytics, UKMO

    Panelists:

  • Dr. Azmat Hayat Khan, Head-CIIC, Pakistan Meteorological Department

  • Dr. Reuben Samuel, Programme Area Manager- Country Preparedness & IHR, WHO/SEARO

  • Dr. Punyawardena, Director, Department of Agriculture, Sri Lanka
  • Evolving protocols and support systems for impact-based forecasting

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    Day 2 (Session 3)

    16 November 2021

    Chair:

  • Mr. Karma Dupchu, Director, National Center for Hydrology and Meteorology, Bhutan

  • Mr. Ben Churchill, Head, Regional Office for Asia, and the South-West Pacific, WMO

    Presenter:

  • Dr. Shiromani Jayawardane, Director, Weather Forecasting and Decision Support, Department of Meteorology, Sri Lanka

  • Dr. Alan Thorpe, Visiting Professor, University of Reading & Former DG ECMWF

    Panelists:

  • Dr. Suryachandra Rao, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM)

  • Dr. T. Srinivas Kumar, Director, Indian National Center for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS)

  • Mr. Ahmed Rasheed, Director, Meteorology, Maldives Meteorological Services (MMS)

  • Dr. Singay Dorji, Chief Meteorologist, National Center for Hydrology and Meteorology (NCHM), Bhutan

  • Dr. Jehangir Ashraf Awan, Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD)

  • Improving weather and climate forecasts for the region

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    Day 3 (Session 4)

    17 November 2021

    Chair:

  • Dr. Shiromani Jayawardane, Director, Weather Forecasting and Decision Support, Department of Meteorology, Sri Lanka

    Presenter:

  • Dr. G. Srinivasan, Chief Scientist, RIMES

  • Dr. K. J. Ramesh, Advisor, RIMES

    Panelists:

  • Dr. Elizabeth Page, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)

  • Dr. Somnath Dutta, India Meteorological Department

  • Dr. Sardar Sarfaraz, Pakistan Meteorological Department

  • Dr. Helen Caughey, UKMO

  • Dr. T V S Udaya Bhaskar, Scientist-F, INCOIS

  • Prioritizing training and capacity development requirements

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    Day 3 (Session 5)

    17 November 2021

    Chair:

  • Dr Jagadishwor Karmacharya, Deputy Director General of Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, Nepal

  • Dr. Kyaw Moe Oo, Director General, Department of Meteorology and Hydrology, Myanmar

    Presenter:

  • Mr. Nadeem Faisal, SAHF WG on Observational Networks

  • Mr. Anthony Rea, Director, Infrastructure (D/I), WMO

  • Mr. Clement Albergel, Climate Application Scientist, ESA

  • Dr. Itesh Dash, RIMES

  • Mr. Kumar Margasahayam, Regional Manager, Earth Networks/ Advanced Environmental Monitoring

    Panelists:

  • Mr. Simon Brown, Services Director, UK Met Office

  • Dr. Jagadishwor Karmacharya, DDG, Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, Nepal

  • Mr. Erik Andersson, Seconded National Expert to the European Commission, ECMWF

  • Mr. Ali Shareef, DDG, Maldives Meteorological Services

  • Mr. Jerry Lengoasa, Director, Disaster Risk Solutions Pty.

  • Dr. P. Srinivasalu, General Manager (R&D), Astra Microwave Private Limited

  • Observational systems and regional data exchange for monitoring and prediction of extremes

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    Day 4 (Session 6)

    18 November 2021

    Chair:

  • Mr. Abhas Jha, Practice Manager, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management, World Bank South Asia Region

    Presenter:

  • Mr. Daniel Kull, Senior Disaster Risk Management Specialist, World Bank Europe, and Central Asia

  • Dr. Michael Staudinger, President of WMO RA VI (Europe)

  • Dr. Branka Ivančan-Picek, Director General, Croatian Meteorological and Hydrological Service

  • Dr. Kornélia Radics, President, Hungarian Meteorological Service

    Panelists:

  • Ms. Archana Shukla, Senior Programme Manager, Asia Regional Team, UK Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)

  • Mr. Joseph Intsiful, Senior Climate Information and Early Warning Systems Specialist, Green Climate Fund

  • Dr Masahito Ishihara, Senior Advisor on Meteorological Sector, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

  • Dr. Michael Ernst, Support Relief Group (SRG) Senior DRR/Hydro-Meteorological Hazards Advisor, Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance, US Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Mr. Steven Goldfinch, DRR Specialist, Asian Development Bank (ADB)

  • Dr. Sanjay Srivastava, Chief of Disaster Risk Reduction UN Economic and Social Commission, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP)

  • Mr. David Corbelli, Senior International Development Manager, ARRCC program, UK Meteorological Office (UKMO)

  • Collaborations for improved weather and climate services in South Asia

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    Day 4 (Closing Session)

    18 November 2021

    Presenter:

  • Ms. Arati Belle, Sr Disaster Risk Management, World Bank

  • Dr. Mohapatra, Director General of Meteorology, India Meteorological Department

  • Mr. A.R. Subbiah, Director, RIMES

  • SAHF Voices and Future Directions

    TBF