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World Meteorological Organization

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO), through AMCOMET (African Ministerial Conference on Meteorology), has been leading on a number of WISER projects.

WMO is the specialised agency of the United Nations dedicated to international cooperation and coordination on the state and behaviour of the Earth’s atmosphere, its interaction with the land and oceans, the weather and climate it produces, and the resulting distribution of water resources.  

Established in 2010 and a joint initiative of the WMO and the African Union Commission (AUC), AMCOMET is the high-level policy mechanism and the intergovernmental authority for the development of meteorology and its applications in Africa.  

Developing National Strategic Plans

With support from WISER, AMCOMET has been assisting a number of national meteorological and hydrological services (NMHSs) in developing their National Strategic Plans (NSPs). These include the Kenya Meteorological Department, the Tanzania Meteorological Agency, the Uganda National Meteorological Authority, Météo Rwanda and Météo Burundi. More information on these NMHSs can be found on their websites. Read the WMO’s national strategy guide and template by following the links.

Regional Climate Centre (RCC) capacity needs assessments

AMCOMET has carried out RCC capacity needs assessments for ACMAD (African Centre of Meteorological Applications for Development), AGRHYMET (AGRiculture, HYdrology and METeorology) and ICPAC (IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Centre). An overview report has also been produced. Follow the links to read the reports.

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