A National Consultation on Climate Services (NCCS) and National Climate Outlook Forum (NCOF) were held in Georgetown, Guyana from 16-19 May 2016. The workshops were held with the aim of bridging the gap between the Hydrometeorological Service and its stakeholders, and to ensure that climate information and products, including their uncertainties and limitations, are understood by and communicated to users. The workshops saw attendance and participation from a broad spectrum of stakeholders, including representatives from the Health, Energy, Water and Agricultural Sectors, Drainage and Irrigation Authority, Disaster Risk Management, The Ministry of Public Infrastructure and Non-Governmental Organizations.
The NCCS addressed several aspects for the implementation and delivery of climate services at the national level. These included an overview of the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) as it relates to the national context, climate services successes, needs, gaps, challenges and the existing institutional framework for climate services in Guyana.
The workshops were hosted by the Hydrometeorological Service of Guyana with support from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the Government of Canada.