Conference of Directors of the West African National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (AFRIMET)

Conférence des Directeurs des Services Météorologiques et Hydrologiques Nationaux de l'Afrique de l'Ouest
Conferencia de Directores de los Servicios Meteorológicos e Hidrológicos Nacionales del Africa del Oeste

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History

Set up following a meeting, 17-19 Oct 2007, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain), attended by Directors of the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHS) of the region, Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), African Union (AU), AGRHYMET Regional Centre, African Centre of Meteorological Applications for Development (ACMAD) and representatives from European meteorological services. Functions as a programme of cooperation carried out through World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Original title: Forum of Directors of the West African National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (AFRIMET) -- Forum des Directeurs des Services Météorologiques et Hydrologiques de l'Afrique d'Ouest -- Foro de Directores de los Servicios Meteorológicos e Hidrológicos del Africa del Oeste.

Aims

Facilitate multilateral cooperation in meteorology and hydrology among NMHSs in the West African region in order to build capacity towards operational climate and weather information services, and contribute products and services to sustainable development.

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Activities

Projects: MARINEMET - improves marine meteorological services for marine safety and fisheries management; METAGRI - helps rural communities make better use of weather and climate information by distributing low cost rain gauges to farmers; HEALTHMET - improves institutional abilities and links between weather, climate and health services; EMERMET - provides special short-term capability development; MANAGEMENT - strengthens NMHS capabilities in informing, campaigning and marketing.

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Languages

English, French, Spanish.

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 6 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 2 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 17 countries
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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 13: Climate Action

UIA Org ID

J1602

Last News Received

24. Jul 2012
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