Investing in Weather and Climate Services for Development in Africa

Investing in Weather and Climate Services for Development in Africa

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14 April 2010

The First Conference of Ministers Responsible for Meteorology in Africa, opened under the theme "Investing in Weather and Climate Services for Development" on Monday, 12 April 2010 in Nairobi, Kenya.

Opening remarks on the first day of the expert segment were made by Ramadhan Seif Kajembe, Assistant Minister, Environment and Mineral Resources, Kenya, Joseph Mukabana, Kenyan Permanent Representative, World Meteorological Organization (WMO), Jerry Lengoasa, Deputy Secretary-General, WMO, and Olushola Olayide Sodeko, African Union Commission (AUC).

Participants met in morning plenary to endorse the objectives of the conference and adopted the agenda of the conference. In the afternoon, participants addressed the developing needs for providing weather, water and climate services on the continent; and the benefits of meteorological, hydrological and climate services.

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