Fourth Session of AMCOMET
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO), in collaboration with the African Union Commission (AUC), is convening the Fourth Session of the African Ministerial Conference on Meteorology (AMCOMET-4) which takes place on 21 February 2019 in Cairo, Egypt, hosted by the Egyptian Meteorological Authority. The Technical Segment of AMCOMET is on 18-20 February and Ministerial Segment is on 21 February.
AMCOMET convenes top-level decision-makers together with weather and climate experts to strengthen the continent’s response to challenges of extreme weather and climate change which are undermining sustainable development.
The expected outcomes of the Fourth Session of AMCOMET are as follows:
- Enhanced understanding of decision makers and related institutions to support science-based decisions that inform policy to mainstream weather, water, climate services into socioeconomic development and promote increased National funding to NMHSs;
- Concrete policies identified to support NMHSs in Africa develop and retain sustainable skills, expertise and competencies to produce customer-tailored services as well as provide good leadership required to interact effectively with decision makers in government; and
- Enhanced understanding of and policy recommendation on the added value of engaging in Public Private Partnerships in support of NMHSs to collect and process data and deliver services as required.