Nairobi Declaration Adopted by Ministers Responsible for Meteorology in Africa

Nairobi Declaration Adopted by Ministers Responsible for Meteorology in Africa

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16 April 2010

 More than 30 African Ministers responsible for Meteorology adopted the historic Nairobi Declaration on 16 April in Nairobi, Kenya. By this decision, the Ministers agreed to strengthen the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services and enhance inter-regional cooperation. They recognized the importance of weather and climate information services and products for social and economic development in various sectors, particularly agriculture, natural resource management, food security, transport, health, energy and disaster risk reduction. Organised by WMO, in partnership with the African Union Commission, the Conference also established a high-level mechanism, the African Ministerial Conference on Meteorology (AMCOMET), which is expected to meet every two years to further develop meteorology and its applications in the continent.

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