AMCOMET calls for greater investment in Africa to improve weather and climate services

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 10:45

The African Ministerial Conference on Meteorology (AMCOMET) has issued a call for greater investment by national governments and development partners, in weather, climate and water services in order to promote sustainable development, cope with climate change and protect life and property on the continent. 
A Declaration issued at the end of the Fourth Session of AMCOMET in Cairo, Egypt, highlighted the need to mobilize the necessary financial and political support to underpin National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) in reducing the impacts of extreme weather and climate events such as flooding, drought and heatwaves through strengthening multi-hazard impact based early warning systems and services.