RA I Dissemination Expert Group
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RA I Dissemination Expert Group

Following recommendations from the EUMETSAT User Forum in Africa and the WMO Regional Association I (Africa), the RA I Dissemination Expert Group (RAIDEG) was established by WMO in cooperation with EUMETSAT, as part of the strategy to improve satellite data accessibility and user awareness in developing countries.

The Terms of Reference of the RA I Dissemination Expert Group are to:

  • Collect, review and maintain requirements for access to meteorological and environmental data and products by NMHSs and partner organizations in Africa;
  • Analyze the requirements for satellite-based products expressed by African NMHSs, Centres of Excellence, Training Institutes and other environmental monitoring organizations in Africa making use of EUMETCast and GTS dissemination services; and
  • Make recommendations on the requirements for products and on the assignment of priorities, aiming at optimizing product dissemination through EUMETCast or the GTS.


The group has held the following meetings:
1st meeting: Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (26 September 2010)
2nd meeting: Darmstadt, Germany (28-30 June 2011)
3rd meeting: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (30 September 2012)
4th meeting: Geneva, Switzerland (11-12 June 2013)
5th meeting: Johannesburg, South Africa (6-7 September 2014)
6th meeting: Darmstadt, Germany (24-25 August 2015)
7th meeting: Kigali, Rwanda (10-11 September 2016)
8th meeting: Geneva, Switzerland (1-2 November 2017)

The group performs a regular review of the EUMETCast-Africa Dissemination Baseline compared with the needs expressed by RA I users, and formulates recommendations to EUMETSAT. It also discusses other technical matters regarding satellite data utilization in Africa.

The group held a joint meeting with the RA I Climate Services and Adaptation Group on 18-19 April 2017 (Report_En, Rapport_Fr) to identify climate-related data and products among those produced at international centers, to assist NMHSs in RA I in delivering national and regional climate services.

(International Organization)

Joseph Kagenyi
Maixent Kambi
Kumar Ram Dhurmea
Rachida Elouaraini
Leon-Guy Razafindrakoto
Diakaria Kone
Marianne Diop Kane
Nico Kroese
George Wiafe
EUMETSAT Representative
WMO Representative

Kenya (for Eastern Africa)
Congo-Brazzaville (for Central Africa)
Mauritius (for Indian Ocean region)
Morocco (for Northern Africa)
Senegal (for Western Africa)
South Africa (for Southern Africa)

(Updated: 27 June 2017)



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