GIC completed an online capacity development program to aid Lao PDR in its effort to prepare for the effects of climate change to the country’s agriculture sector.

The final two training courses were conducted from July 19 – Aug 03 and from September 16 – 17, 2021, respectively. Nine participants from the Lao PDR Department of Climate Change – Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) took part in the training courses.

Training Course 2 built on the foundation laid in the first training course by reinforcing dynamical downscaling concepts while introducing participants to the procedure to
perform statistical downscaling. In addition, participants learned how to select and perform projections on a global climate model. Training Course 3 comprised of a refresher course to ensure that the participants had a good grasp of requisite Python scripting skills for processing and display of Weather Research and Forecasting Model output data.