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CAgM Management Group (2014-2018)

CAgM President
Byong Lee (Republic of Korea)


CAgM Vice President
Federica Rossi (Italy)


Focus Area 1: Operational Agricultural Meteorology

Chairperson: N. Chattophday (India)       Co-Chairperson: D. Diarra (Mali)

Focus Area 2: Science and Technology for Agricultural Meteorology

Chairperson: Orivaldo Brunini (Brazil)       Co-Chairperson: Harlan Shannon (USA)

Focus Area 3: Natural Hazards and Climate Variability/Change in Agriculture

Chairperson: Roger Stone (Australia)       Co-Chairperson: Ray Desjardins (Canada)

Focus Area 4: Capacity Development in Agricultural Meteorology

Chairperson: Elena Mateescu (Romania)   Co-Chairperson: Julianna Ukeje (Nigeria)

Advisors to the CAgM President on an ex-officio basis

Mr Guangsheng Zhou (China) and Mr Simone Orlandini (Italy)

Note: The Management Group members listed above were approved at the CAgM-16 but still need to confirmed by the Permanent Representatives.

Terms of Reference for CAgM Management Group (MG)

(a) Monitor and review the internal structure and working methods of the Commission and
make necessary adjustments to the working structure in the intersessional period;

(b) Ensure the overall integration of the focus areas and coordinate strategic planning issues;

(c) Review and decide upon the work plans for the activation of Open Panel of CAgM Experts (OPCAME) teams taking into account the requirements expressed at the session of the Commission, and assess and evaluate the progress achieved and provide continuing
guidance on timescales for their works and outputs;

(d) Advise the president of the Commission on matters related to cooperation with other
technical commissions and support to other WMO and related programmes;

(e) Advise the president of the Commission on requirements arising between its sessions for new appointments of OPCAME chairpersons and co-chairpersons, the establishment or
activation of teams, and the designation of team leaders;

(f) Advise the president on all other matters related to the work of the Commission;

(g) Identify opportunities for co-sponsorship and cost sharing of events with partners and

(h) Conduct as much of the work as possible through electronic means of communication, thus minimizing the costs and environmental impacts of travel, to the extent possible.

Activities for CAgM Management Group



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