AMCOMET Newsletter 001

01 October 2013
Welcome to the first edition of our newsletter!

We are delighted to introduce this first edition of the AMCOMET Newsletter.  We intend to make it a quarterly publication to keep you informed of AMCOMET news, activities and development.  

You are receiving the first issue as you are considered a partner to the AMCOMET process.  If you have any suggestions regarding the content or have any news you would like us share on our next edition, please send us a short note at amcomet @ wmo.int.  

AMCOMET launches new and improved website

After many months of planning, we are happy to announce the launch of the new and improved AMCOMET website (www.wmo.int/amcomet).

We hope you will find that it has a fresh new look with improved navigation which allows you to find the information you need more quickly and easy.  We have reviewed and updated all our information and documentation so that you can be confident that everything you are reading is as current as possible.   

We value your opinion.  Please send us your comments and feedback via email:  amcomet @ wmo.int.  The website has been designed using the latest technology and browser so if you are having trouble viewing the website with your computer and mobile devices, or notice any links not working please do get in touch to let us know.  Many thanks for your support and hope to hear from you soon.

Come see us at the Africa Climate Conference in Arusha, 15-18 October 2013

AMCOMET Secrectariat representatives will be at the Africa Climate Conference from the 15-19 October 2013, at the Arusha International Conference Centre in Tanzania.

AMCOMET will be participating in a panel entitled The Role of Climate Infomation and Services in dealing with Uncertainty in Water Resources Management.  The side event will take place on the 17 October from 18h30 to 20h00.

We will also have an AMCOMET booth with the latest information and related publications.  We are looking forward to seeing you there!

For more information regarding the conference, please visit http://www.climdev-africa.org/acc2013.

AMCOMET features at CCDA III in Ethiopia, 21 - 23 October 2013

WMO Deputy Secretary General, Mr. Jerry Lengoasa, will be participating at the High Level Dialogue during the Third Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA-III).  He will also be delivering the Key Note Speech during the plenary under Sub-Theme I:  Climate Science, Data and Services for Africa’s Adaptation and Mitigation.

WMO Assistant Secretary General, Dr. Elena Maneankova will be chairing the AMCOMET side event entitled “How the Integrated African Strategy on Meteorology (Weather and Climate Services) can play a key role in the enhancement of weather and climate services in Africa”.   Panellists will include a representative of the AMCOMET Bureau Chair, Dr. Amos Makarau, Director of the Zimbabwe Meteorological Department, Mr. Seleshi Bekele of the ACPC and Mr. Samba Tounkara of the African Development Bank, among others.

The AMCOMET Secretariat will also have an exhibition booth so we hope to see you there!

For more information regarding the conference, please visit  http://www.climdev-africa.org/ccda3