Woman walking with her back to us in Africa, carrying water in African town

This event will be held in person at COP27 in Egypt. The time of this event is 03:00 PM EET (GMT+ 2) local time in Sharm ElSheikh. (This is 01:00 PM in the UK).

In-person attendance at COP27 Sharm el-Sheikh: Blue Zone, Hatshepsut Room; or online via live YouTube webcast – link coming soon.

This event will explore what early warning, anticipatory actions and effective communication for resilience and adaptation looks like in Eastern Africa, and how decision-makers at various levels, including communities, can be engaged in the production of climate services and disaster risk management.

It will showcase the importance of developing early warning systems; enable audiences to think critically about how to co-produce robust warnings and anticipatory actions that respond to people’s needs; seek to overcome barriers to effective communication; and explore what that looks like in practice and on the ground for affected communities. 

Questions the event will explore:

  • What co-production approaches are being taken to design decision-relevant, actionable early warning systems in Eastern Africa? 
  • What actions are being taken based on those warnings and how do they build resilience?
  • What are the best communication strategies for communicating early warnings? 
  • How can early warning systems help to build resilience? 
  • What sustainable co-production actions are being taken to develop long-term projects?



  • Dr. Philip Omondi, Project Manager, ICPAC
  • Dr. Ahmed Amdihun, Programme Coordinator, IGAD Disaster Risk Management programme, ICPAC
  • Dr Caroline Wainwright, Research Fellow, Grantham Institute at Imperial College London
  • Ms Benedicte Giæver, Executive Director of NORCAP
  • Dr Richard Jones, Science Fellow, Met Office UK
  • Joyce Kimutai, Climate Scientist, Kenya Meteorological Department, Kenya
  • David Njuguna, Senior Broadcast Mentor, BBC Media Action Kenya


More event details will be added soon.

Poster Attribution: “The Long Road” by Duda Arraes is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

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