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Webinar Series on the Impacts of Recent El Niño in Asia and the Pacific

Natural Disasters Presentation

Background:

El Niño is a climatic phenomenon characterized by the periodic warming of sea surface temperatures in the central and eastern tropical Pacific Ocean. It has far-reaching implications on weather patterns, affecting regions worldwide. The Asia and Pacific region is particularly vulnerable to the impacts of El Niño, which can lead to extreme weather events, such as droughts, floods, and cyclones. These events can disrupt agricultural productivity, water availability, and overall socioeconomic stability in the affected countries.

In recent years, the frequency and intensity of El Niño events have been observed to be on the rise, making it crucial to understand its impacts better. To address this issue and promote knowledge sharing, we propose a series of webinars that will delve into the impacts of the recent El Niño in Asia and the Pacific, aiming to facilitate discussions among experts, policymakers, researchers, and concerned stakeholders.

Objectives:

  • Assess the Recent El Niño Events: Provide an overview of the recent El Niño occurrences in the Asia and Pacific region, analyzing their intensity, frequency, and spatial distribution. This will serve as the foundation for understanding the potential impacts on different sectors.
  • Examine the Socio-Economic Consequences: Explore the social and economic consequences of recent El Niño events in various countries across Asia and Pacific. Assess the impacts on agriculture, food security, water resources, public health, and livelihoods of communities.
  • Understand Climate Adaptation and Resilience Strategies: Share experiences and best practices in climate adaptation and resilience-building measures adopted by countries in response to El Niño impacts and regional drought. Identify successful approaches that can be replicated in other vulnerable regions.
  • Share good practices and operational tools for monitoring the drought and impact of the El Niño, and further support evidence-based decision-making at the country level.
  • Foster Cross-Sectoral Collaboration: Facilitate cross-sectoral dialogue and collaboration between governments, NGOs, researchers, and international organizations. Encourage the exchange of ideas and expertise to enhance preparedness and response mechanisms.

This webinar is an event of the webinar series;
Webinar 1 - 27 September 2023
Webinar 2 - 19 October 2023
Webinar 3 - 3 November 2023 **Register here