African leaders ponder over modernizing weather and climate services

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 18:05

World Bank Vice President for Africa Makhtar Diop stated that the increased frequency and intensity of natural disasters across Sub-Saharan Africa should serve as a wake-up call for governments and the international community to invest in hydromet services. Diop said this at the launching of the four-day African Ministerial Conference on Meteorology (AMCOMET) Africa Hydromet Forum will run through September 15. The launching organized by the World Bank, World Meteorological Organization (WMO), African Development Bank, UNDP, AFD and WFP at the Africa Union Commission headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia yesterday. African leaders are coming together this week for action on modernizing weather and climate services, which inextricably link the Continent’s development, climate, and resilience agendas.