RCC Implementation in Africa
The North African countries Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia elaborated a project proposal for the North African RCC-Network, with a demonstration phase expected to start in March 2012. For West Africa, AGRHYMET and ACMAD started consultations to form an ECOWAS RCC-Network. A road map towards a Central African RCC has been outlined with the aim to establish a specialised ECCAS agency. For Southern Africa efforts are underway to extend the mandate and product suite of the SADC-Climate Service Centre to also cover WMO RCC functions to become the SADC-RCC.
Regional Climate Outlook Forums in RA I
There is a well-established structure of Region Climate Outlook Forums (RCOFs) in RA I supported by the centres above, which would enhance their respective RCC functionality: Western Africa (PRESAO); Greater Horn of Africa (GHACOF); Central Africa (PRESAC) and Southern African region (SARCOF). Efforts are underway to start a new RCOF for Northern Africa (PRESANORD).
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