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

AMCOMET, a joint initiative of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the African Union Commission, was established in April 2010 during the First Conference of Ministers Responsible for Meteorology in Africa,  where the ministers adopted the Nairobi Ministerial Declaration.  AMCOMET is a high-level mechanism for the development of meteorology and its applications in Africa and is a body endorsed by African Heads of State and Government.  It is the inter-governmental authority on meteorology, which advises African Heads of State on all policy matters related to the provision, access and use of weather and climate services. 

AMCOMET membership includes all African Ministers Responsible for Meteorology.  Ministerial decisions taken during AMCOMET Sessions are submitted to the African Union Executive Council and the African Union Summit of Heads of State and Government for endorsement

Third Session of AMCOMET

The Third Session of the African Ministerial Conference on Meteorology (AMCOMET) will take place the 10 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)