WMO Field Office for Eastern and Southern Africa
The African continent is one of the most vulnerable to weather and climate effects. Droughts, floods and sandstorms, among many other hazards, have a great impact on the lives of the people. Good adaptation strategies are essential to prevent disasters such as famines, disease-outbreaks and water shortages. The WMO sub-regional office for Eastern and Southern Africa established on 10 June 1998 is the main contact point for National Weather Services in the area to share data and information and collaborate on developing early warning systems and adaptation strategies. The office is the linkage between NMHSs in the region and the meteorological community as a whole.
The office is located in Nairobi and has a total staff of 4. The Office is responsible for 26 Countries in Eastern and Southern Africa namely: Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, France-Reunion, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Further the Nairobi WMO Office represents WMO in several International and Regional institutions that include:
Office Contact Regional Office for Eastern and Southern Africa
Ngong Road, Dagoreti Corner
P.O. Box 1395-00606
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