GMet hosts 15th International training Workshop on Climate Variability and Predictions (15ITWCVP)

Thursday, November 2, 2023 - 11:50

The Ghana Meteorological Agency (GMet) has successfully held the 15th International Training Workshop on Climate Variability and Predictions (15ITWCVP) in Accra, Ghana, in collaboration with NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center (CPC), the DRR Program of USAID, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), and the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research.

This training workshop, which took place from September 11th to September 20th, 2023, significantly improved the Agency’s operational capabilities of in climate monitoring, forecasting, and the mapping of hazards. The Workshop which targeted meteorologists and climate scientists from across Africa shared advanced knowledge and experience in state-of-the-art tools for short-term climate predictions and climate monitoring.

Mr. Charles Bredu Badoo the Director of Administration and local organizing committee chairman who delivered the welcome address on behalf of the Board Chairman of the Agency, underscored the impacts of climate change and its main drivers.

“Climate change is now affecting everyone all over the world. We are gathered here because as stakeholders we have a common interest that our survival as human beings depend on climate action particularly adapting to climate impacts. Since the dawn of the 19th and 20th centuries, human activities have been the main driver of climate change, primarily due to the burning of fossil fuels like oil and gas, trapping the sun’s heat and raising temperatures. Clearing land and cutting down forests, oil and gas operations, activities in the energy industry, transport, construction, and agricultural sectors are causing greenhouse gases and keeping the earth’s temperature warmer than it would otherwise be to support life on earth”, he said. Source