Welcome to AMCOMET

H.E. Rhoda Peace Tumusiime, AUC Commissioner and Dr. Elena Manaenkova, WMO Assistant Secretary-General
H.E. Rhoda Peace Tumusiime, AUC Commissioner and Dr. Elena Manaenkova, WMO Assistant Secretary-General

In response to major challenges related to the delivery of weather and climate services in Africa, the African Ministerial Conference on Meteorology (AMCOMET) was initiated as a permanent forum where African ministers convene every two years to discuss matters related to the development of meteorology and its applications and its contribution to the socio-economic development in Africa.  

AMCOMET was established in April 2010 during the First Conference of Ministers Responsible for Meteorology in Africa,  where the ministers adopted the Nairobi Ministerial Declaration. 

Third Session of AMCOMET

The Third Session of the African Ministerial Conference on Meteorology (AMCOMET) will take place the 11 to 14 February 2015 in Cabo Verde.  The conference is organized in partnership between the African Union Commission (AUC), World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the Republic of Cabo Verde.

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Integrated African Strategy

During the Second Session of the African Ministerial Conference on Meteorology / African Union Conference of Ministers Responsible for Meteorology, the Ministers adopted the Integrated African Strategy on Meteorology (Weather and Climate Services). 

Featured Partner Institution

In 2003, DMC Nairobi became a specialized institution of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and was renamed the IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC).

ICPAC Showcase (PDF)

Featured Case Study

 

The featured case study, implemented by ICPAC with the support of the Rockefeller Foundation, has clearly demonstrated that accurate climate prediction, followed by proper interpretation and timely dissemination, increases food security and improves farmers' livelihoods.

Case study of the Rockefeller project (PDF)