Mr. Dr. Mannava Sivakumar Director Climate Prediction and Adaptation Branch - World Meteorological Organization
Water - Keynote Speech
GLOBAL FRAMEWORK FOR CLIMATE SERVICES (GFCS)
Water - Panel Discussion
Experiences & Solutions - Interaction between specialist and problem owners
About Mr. Dr. Mannava Sivakumar
Dr. Mannava Sivakumar obtained his Ph.D in Agricultural Climatology in 1977 at the Iowa State University (USA). From 1977 to 1996, Dr Sivakumar worked at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) in India and in Niger in West Africa. He was the Director of the Soils and Agroclimatology Division at ICRISAT when he moved to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in 1996. He is currently the Director of the Climate Prediction and Adaptation Branch in WMO. Dr Sivakumar has over 200 publications to his credit, including 42 books and 75 articles in various international journals. He received the "Young Scientist Award' and the Science Academy Medal from the Indian National Science Academy of India in 1983. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences of India, Fellow of the Indian Meteorological Society, Fellow of the American Society of Agronomy, Member of the Royal Academy of Overseas Sciences of Belgium and Corresponding Academician of the Academy of Georgofili of Italy. Dr Sivakumar received the 2007 International Service in Agronomy Award from the American Society of Agronomy and the Award of Excellence for exceptional and outstanding contributions in the field of Science from the Telugu Association of North America in 2009.