The overall objective of the programme is to contribute to the efforts of ACP regions and countries to adapt to climate change and climate variability through incorporating science-based climate prediction and information services into national and regional planning processes.
The specific objective is to strengthen the climate service value chain through building the capacities of decision-makers at all levels to make effective use of climate information and services.
The action will contribute to sustainable development as well as strengthen the tools that bridge climate services stakeholders and users in climate-sensitive sectors such as agriculture and food security, disaster risk reduction, water, energy and health.
Under the action, the main expected results are:
The actions will be implemented by the ACP Secretariat, the UN specialised agency World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC). The main beneficiaries of the action are the Regional Climate Centres (RCCs), the African Union Commission (AUC), the African Regional Economic Communities (RECs), the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP).
The purpose of this contract is to enhance the capacity of the ACP Secretariat to achieve the objectives the Intra ACP Climate Services Programme and fulfil its role in monitoring and coordinating the Programme with the view to deliver the five main expected results.
The expected results to be achieved by the Contractor are the following: