SADC CSC Regional Early Warning Bulletin Update for 2018-2019 Rainfall Season

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During December the SARCOF 22 Review and Update Forum was held as indicated in the announcement which you assisted to post. Please find attached the main outputs from the forum, the Statement and the Advisory to be posted on the website. You may use the text below in the article: The Southern Africa Development Community (SADC), through the SADC Climate Services Centre (CSC) held the Mid-Season Review and Update of the Twenty Second Southern African Climate Outlook Forum (SARCOF-22 Review and Update), in Maun, Botswana from 13 to 14 December 2018. A Statement and Sectoral Advisory was issued after the forum. The forum was preceded by a 3-day Climate Experts Capacity Building Workshop of SADC National Meteorological/Hydrological Services (NMHSs) for purposes of generating the 2018/19 seasonal climate forecast update, which was also organized in Maun from 10 to 12 December 2018. The SARCOF-22 Review and Update Forum was convened by SADC Secretariat through the SADC Climate Services Centre. The support was provided by the Government of the Republic of Botswana through its Meteorological Services Department (BDMS). The meeting was also sponsored by 11th European Development Fund (EDF) through the management of African Development Bank (AfDB) under the ClimDev Special Fund (CDSF)