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23rd National Monsoon Forum

23rd National Monsoon Forum

The opening ceremony of 23rd Monsoon Forum 2019, jointly sponsored and organized by Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System (RIMES) & Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH) was held this morning at the Multi hazards Early Warning Center, Department of Meteorology and Hydrology in Nay Pyi Taw. In the opening ceremony, Ms. Khin Cho Cho Shein, Deputy Director General of the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology delivered the Welcome remark and Ms. Carlyne Zanoria Yu, Climate Risk Management Specialist of RIMES has briefed about the workshop.

Also present on the occasion were Representative of Departments, Enterprises and other invited ministries, representatives of disaster management agencies, experts of Regional Integrated Multi-hazard Early warning System (RIMES) and local and International experts for World Bank. A total of about 35 including experts and participants were attended.

The Workshop is focused on the reviewing the 2019  Southwest Monsoon season presenting and discussing the seasonal outlook for the 2019-2020 Northeast Monsoon Season, discussing likely sectorial conditions for the 2019-2020 Northeast Monsoon Season based on historical data, currently observed conditions, and forecast, and accordingly plan for preparedness, presenting draft seasonal preparedness plans, based on potential impact scenarios, for possible institutional and end-users uptake, evolving strategies for addressing and implementing stakeholder recommendations for optimizing seasonal and sub-seasonal preparedness. And it is for use on enhancing forecast generation, application and discussing other relevant issues, concerns for multi-hazard preparedness.  The discussion will be carried out by several working groups. The closing remark was delivered by Dr. Kyaw Moe Oo, Director General of the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology.

The monsoon forum has been held twice annually on regular basic starting since 2007 and the current is the 23rd of the Forum.