AMCOMET Newsletter 005

May 2015
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Message from the Bureau Chair

Thank you for actively participating during the Third Session of AMCOMET which took place in Praia, Cabo Verde from 10–14 February 2015.  The depth and richness of the deliberations has ensured the success of the Session and the approval of the Praia Ministerial Declaration, which outlines the work to be accomplished during the inter-sessional period.  Full Message

H. E. Dr Emanuel Antero Veiga
AMCOMET Bureau Chair
Minister of Environment, Habitation and Territory Planning
Republic of Cabo Verde

Reports from the Third Session of the AMCOMET are now available. 

For your convenience, below are the links to the some of the key documents:

Praia Ministerial Declaration (English, French, Portuguese)
AMCOMET-3 Report* (English, French)
Constitution (English, French)
Rules of Procedure (English, French)
Implementation and Resource Mobilization Plan (English, French)

We invite you to visit our website to for more information and access to other Session documents

* Please note the French Version of the Report will be available shortly after the 17th Session of the WMO Congress.

AMCOMET ACTIVITIES DURING World Meteorological Congress (25 May - 12 June 2015)

We have planned AMCOMET meetings to take advantage of Member State and Stakeholder presence during the 17th Session of the World Meteorological Congress.  Below is a list of the meetings:

AMCOMET Meeting to formally establish the Task Forces on the Specialized Technical Committee Alignment, Quality Management System (QMS) and Climate Research for Development (CR4D) will take place on 26 May 2015 from 13h30 to 14h30, Room 4 at the International Conference Centre Geneva (CICG). 

The Technical Task Force Meeting on African Regional Space Programme takes place on 10 June 2015 from 9h30 to 17h30, Room 4 at the CICG.  The objective of the meeting is to define specific next steps in the development of the African Meteorological Space Implementation Plan.  Representatives of the WMO Space Programme will participate to support the discussions.  Tanzania, as the Chair of the Task Force will be moderating the meeting. 

The Technical Task Force Meeting on Implementation and Resource Mobilization Plan will take place on 11 June 2015 from 9h30 to 17h30, Room 4 at the CICG.  Meeting participants will agree on the process for the development of strategic plans for National Meteorological and Hydrological Services and the implementation of the WMO Integrated Global Observing System (WIGOS) Initiaitve, as a Flagship Programme of the Integrated African Strategy for Meteorology (Weather and Climate Services), at the national level.  Namibia, as the Chair of the Task Force will be moderating the meeting. 

We are looking forward to seeing you in Geneva!

AMCOMET, Clim-Dev Africa and WMO partner in support of African Climate Research Programme

The Climate Research for Development (CR4D) Initiative was launched on the margins of the Third Session of AMCOMET. 

H.E. Mr Pa Ousman Jarju, Chair of the Least Developed Countries Group (LDC) and The Gambia Minister of Environment, Climate Change, Water Resources, Parks and Wildlife, presided over the programme's launch and underscored the central role climate research plays in informing development and policy formulation in Africa.

On the governance structure of the CR4D programme, Dr Fatima Denton, Special Initiatives Director at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), noted that the perfect alignment of research, policy and the CR4D initiative will make good business and operational sense as the programme is nested at the African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC) with oversight from AMCOMET and the rest of the ClimDev-Africa continental institutions. 

Representatives of the the ACPC, who are hosting the CR4D Secretariat, AMCOMET and the World Meteorological Organization are now in disucssions to work out the modalities of the implementation of CR4D.

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