Report – Capacity Needs Assessment of ICPAC
The objectives of this assessment are: (i) To review and consolidate the variousassessments performed at ICPAC; (ii) identify ICPAC’s key products, services and the needs of their key users; prepare, plan and undertake a complementary Capacity Needs Assessment (CNA); (iii) analyse the findings of the capacity needs assessment and provide a report outlining key gaps that exist to help ICPAC improve its development, production, delivery and uptake of key products and services, (iv) formulate recommendations on how to adequately address the key gaps identified.
The work was carried out between 31 May, 2016 and 01 September 2016. The assessment comprised a combination of information gathering methods. The expert liaised closely with ICPAC, Relevant technical departments of WMO, in particular the Climate and Water Department (CLW); the AMCOMET Secretariat; WMO Office for Africa and Least Developed Countries (AFLDC); UK Met Office, acting as Fund Manager for the regional component of WISER, and with the managers of existing projects being undertaken under WISER, particularly including the Strengthening Climate Information Partnerships – East Africa (SCIPEA) and Enhancing National Climate Services (ENACTS) projects.