COVID-19 and Hydrometeorological Systems in Africa (online event)

COVID-19 and Hydrometeorological Systems in Africa (online event)



23 June 2020

Sustaining Observations and Building Resilience in the Hydrometeorological Operating Systems

15:30 - 18:00 East Africa time

Platform: Zoom at

Meeting ID: 917 7830 5531    Password: 692792

Languages: English & French




Opening Remarks

H.E. Amb. Josefa SACKO, Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture, African Union Commission
Prof. Petteri Taalas, WMO Secretary-General

Overview: COVID-19 impacts on hydrometeorological activities

Dr. Daouda Konate, Director, Côte d’Ivoire National Meteorological Services & Chairperson of WMO Regional Association I (Africa)


Hydrological systems and COVID-19

Prof. Abdin Mohamed Ali Salih, Water Research Center, University of Khartoum, Sudan & Former President of the Intergovernmental Council of the International Hydrological Programme (IHP) of UNESCO


National perspective on COVID-19 impacts, experiences, lessons

Ms. Stella Aura, Director, Kenya Meteorological Services
Mr. Omar Chafki, Director-General of Maroc Météo, Member of WMO Executive Council

Continental perspectives and approaches: Preparing for the aftermath of the pandemic

Dr. Andre Kamga, Director-General, African Centre of Meteorological Application for Development (ACMAD)


Building resilience in the hydro meteorological operating system in Africa

Dr. Amos Makarau, Director, AMCOMET Secretariat and WMO Regional Office I (Africa)


Policy perspectives and strategic partnerships during and after COVID-19

Dr. Jolly Wasambo, Coordinator, DREA, African Union Commission


Interactive session: Perspectives from participants on impacts, challenges, and suggested actions

All participants: AMCOMET, AMCOW, RECs, Member States, CSO, Partners, etc.


Wrap-up and closure of the webinar

Mr. Harsen Nyambe Nyambe, Head of Division – Environment, Climate Change, Water and Land Management, DREA, African Union Commission




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