SAHF KNOWLEDGE HUB

SOUTH ASIA HYDROMET FORUM
Program to Support South Asia Regional Development in Operational Forecasting and Service Delivery

THE KNOWLEDGE HUB

Working Groups _________

The IPCC work is shared among three Working Groups, a Task Force and a Task Group. The activities of each Working Group and of the Task Force are coordinated and administrated by a Technical Support Unit (TSU).

Working Groups

The Working Group is designed to bring together individuals possessing the relevant knowledge and skills who will act either individually or collectively to undertake assigned tasks and activities in order to achieve the project's objectives.

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Working Group 01

The Working Group for Impact Based Forecasting supports National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) to transition from traditional meteorological and hydrological forecasting to impact-based forecasting to ensure NMHSs remain relevant to stakeholders, responders, and civil societies.

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Working Group 02

The Working Group for Numerical Weather Prediction ensures the use of numerical weather prediction, including tools to derive additional products, bias correction, and systematic errors as part of objective forecast verification, pattern recognition and algorithms, multi-hazard vulnerability and risk assessment.

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Working Group 03

The Working Group for Observational Networks creates a strategy for baseline regional observing networks to optimize and maximize the benefit of observations.

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Working Group 04

The Working Group for Capacity Building supports the staff of National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) to acquire new skills above the basic meteorological and hydrological competencies.

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Steve McCurry's

Afghan Girl

June 1985: The image of a young Afghan woman with intense green eyes in a red headscarf makes the cover of the National Geographic Magazine. The portrait was taken in 1984 by the amazing photojournalist and visual storyteller Steve McCurry. Compared with Leonardo Da Vinci’s painting of Mona Lisa, the portrait has been called “the First World’s Third World Mona Lisa” and it became a symbol of refugee girl / woman in a distant camp.

January 2002: A National Geographic team traveled to Afghanistan, in a new attempt to locate the young woman who had become the most recognized photo in the history of National Geographic. Steve McCurry found out that the Nasir Bagh refugee camp in Pakistan

THIS IS ME

PHILIP GILBERT

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STRENGTHENING
RESOURCES
ACROSS SOUTH ASIA