Strengthening Climate Information Services in Africa: Where are the Opportunities?

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

"Climate sensitive information needs to reach the right people for the appropriate decision that needs to be is not just about useful information, but about valuable information based on user needs".

This widely agreed-upon statement was made by Youcef Ait Chellouche of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in September 2017, when the Africa meteorology and hydromet community came together to call for regional cooperation, gender-inclusion, and private sector engagement to improve climate information services (CIS).

Hosted by the African Union, the inaugural African Ministerial Conference on Meteorology (AMCOMET) - Africa Hydromet Forum brought together more than 500 policy makers to discuss and identify priority areas for improving CIS and building regional climate resilience.

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