Eastern and Southern African countries continue to face recurrent extreme climate events with extensive economic and social consequences, such as loss of livelihoods and humanitarian disasters. The degree of these impacts is worsed by the fact that these regions highly rely on rain-dependent socio-economic activities. Furthermore, climate variations in these regions indicate significant fluctuations on inter-annual and decadal time scales, associated with global climate drivers such as El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO).
This webinar will feature an overview of the ENSO, Indian Ocean Dipole, and Madden Julian Oscillation phenomena and their teleconnection with climate variability in Eastern and Southern Africa. In addition, the webinar will delve into the impact of these climate drivers on sectors such as agriculture, water,wildlife, tourism, disaster risk management, and other sectors.