Continental Climate Services supported by Earth Observation
Kariba Lake level fluctuations since 2013/2014 and reflecting the drought as of 2015/2016. 475 meters is the minimum level for operation of the dam for power generation. This level was almost reached in February 2016 as detected by COPERNICUS/Sentinel 3A data.
Above average precipitation very likely, heavy precipitation events and floods are very likely over Mediterranean coastal area of North Africa, the Sahel, northern Gulf of Guinea and Central Africa countries.
Below average precipitation is very likely over southern Sierra Leon, Liberia, Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana, much of Gabon and Congo, eastern Mozambique and central Madagascar.
Announcement & Call for Participation: Regional Training and Climate Outlook Forum for Central Africa PRESAC-10
Date: 21-25 August 2017
Venue: Douala, CAMEROON
Theme:“Seasonal Forecast: A Climate Service for Disaster Risk Management and Sustainable Development?”
Introduction and Objectives
The African Centre of Meteorological Applications for Development (ACMAD), in the framework of the implementation of the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) in collaboration with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) and their partners is organizing the 10th Regional Climate Outlook Forum for Central Africa (PRESAC-10). The forum is organized to provide information on expected climate hazards and potential impacts needed to articulate preparation and response measures by stakeholders of the regional platform for disaster risk reduction in central Africa. This activity is a contribution to the implementation of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) sub-regional strategy for disaster risk management and adaptation to climate change. It is also a step forward towards the demonstration phase of the ECCAS Regional Climate Centre. The PRESAC-10 is to be held in Douala-Cameroon from 21 to 25 August, 2017 with the support of WMO and other partners through ACMAD.
CSC-2 DELIVERABLES OF THE MESA CONTINENTAL CLIMATE THEMATIC ACTION
The 2nd Meeting of the Continental Steering Committee (CSC-2) of the MESA Programme Continental Climate thematic action was kindly hosted by the Centre de Suivi Ecologique (CSE) in Dakar, Republic of Senegal, on 6th March 2017. ACMAD-MESA functioning as the Secretariat of the CSC with pleasure thanks CSE Director General, Dr. Assize TOURE, and Technical Director, Dr. Amadou Moctar DIEYE, for hosting this important event. …
All CSC-2 participants – both voting and non voting members – provided strong support to the discussions, and thus substantially contributed to the
ACMAD and African Risk Capacity Agency (ARC) Collaboration
The African Centre of Meteorological Applications for Development (ACMAD) and African Risk Capacity Agency (ARC) announced their intention to collaborate in the area of planning, preparation and response
weather events and natural disasters, for the benefit of
their Member States. Such collaboration is expected to
play a pivotal role in protecting investments for economic
growth especially in the key area of agriculture and
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