New AMCOMET website launched ahead of African climate conferences

New AMCOMET website launched ahead of African climate conferences

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1 October 2013

The African Ministerial Conference on Meteorology (AMCOMET) has launched a new, improved website to give greater visibility to its work in fostering political will to strengthen National Meteorological and Hydrological Services, enabling them to improve the delivery of weather, climate and water services in Africa and to promote sustainable socio-economic development.

Africa is particularly vulnerable to weather and climate extremes such as drought and flooding and to the impact of natural climate variability and human-induced climate change.

Despite covering a fifth of the world's total land area, Africa has the least developed weather and climate land-based observation network of all continents, and faces severe human, financial and technological constraints, and obsolete technologies limiting their capabilities to produce the best services needed by policy makers and other decision-makers

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