22nd Monsoon Forum 2019
The opening ceremony of 22nd 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, Dr. Kyaw Moe Oo, Director General of the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology delivered the Welcome remark and Ms. Pone Nyet Khaing, Project Manager 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 and experts of Regional Integrated Multi-hazard Early warning System (RIMES).
The Workshop is focused on the reviewing the 2018-2019 Northeast Monsoon season presenting and discussing the seasonal outlook for the 2019 Southwest Monsoon Season, discussing likely sectorial conditions for the 2019 Southwest 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 and application and discussing other relevant issues, concerns for multi-hazard preparedness. The discussion will be carried out by several working groups.
The monsoon forum has been held twice annually on regular basic starting from 2007 and the current forum is the 22nd of the Forum.