The African Centre of Meteorological Applications for Development (ACMAD), through ViGIRIsC project and its supporting donors (French Global Environment Facility-FFEM, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs) supports more than thirty young scientists to participate in the African Climate Conference 2013 (ACC2013), which will be held in Arusha, Tanzania 15-18 October 2013. The objective of the conference is to bring together stakeholders to address new frontiers of knowledge on the African Climate system, and narrow the communication gap currently existing between African decision-makers and climate scientists with a view to improving climate early warning responses and adaptation in Africa.
ACMAD will have a side event in ACC2013 whereby regional climate centers will promote their services for the risk reduction in the vulnerable Africa. In this event ACMAD will exhibit services and publications.
The Conference will be opened by H.E. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, President of the United Republic of Tanzania. World Meteorological Organization Deputy Secretary-General Jerry Lengoasa is guest speaker, with an address on “Defining a Common Climate Research Agenda for Africa: Addressing Priority Research Gaps to deliver Relevant Climate Services for End-Users in Africa.”
ACMAD is the Weather and Climate Centre with African continental competence. It was created in 1987 by the Conference of Ministers of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). ACMAD has been operational in Niamey since 1992. ACMAD is composed of 54 Member States the African countries.
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