Third Bureau Meeting of AMCOMET

13 September 2017 to 14 September 2017
Addis Ababa - Ethiopia

The Third Bureau Meeting of AMCOMET took place 13 - 14 September, 2017 at the AUC Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  During the meeting, Bureau Members and participants were provided an overview of AMCOMET activities and achievements since the Third Session of AMCOMET which took place in Praia, Cabo Verde in February 2015.  Key achievements include mobilization of resources for the implementation of AMDAR Project in Kenya and Highway Programme in East Africa.  More information is available in the Secretariat Report.

H.E. Plenipotentiary Amb. Mr Eduardo Silva from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cabo Verde, who chaired the meeting, as the Chair of the AMCOMET Bureau, appreciated the intervention of the African Development Bank, the World Bank, and other partners who are exploring ways of concretely collaborating with AMCOMET in supporting AMCOMET’s Flagship Programmes in close collaboration with African Member States.  He further reiterated the need to remind governments, in particular Ministers responsible for meteorology, the importance of investing in weather and climate services in the continent and stress the opportunity costs and risks if we fail to take them on board. 

AMCOMET Bureau Ministers endorsed the recommendations and decisions proposed by the Expert Segment.