AU Summit of Heads of State - Executive Council 20th Ordinary Session

24 January 2013 to 28 January 2013
Addis Ababa - Ethiopia

The outcomes of the Second Session of AMCOMET were submitted to the 20th Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU) Summit of Heads of State, which took place in January 2013, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  The Summit has endorsed the Integrated African Strategy on Meteorology (Weather and Climate Services), the establishment of a Task Force to draft the Strategy’s Implementation Plan and Resource Mobilization Strategy, and the establishment of a Joint Task Force to investigate the feasibility of developing an African Regional Space Programme.  The Summit has also requested the African Union Commission, in collaboration with WMO and partners, to take necessary steps in establishing a regional climate centre in Central Africa (EX.CL/Dec.744 (XXII)).