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.

Climate Change Assessment Service

The year 2016 was the second warmest on record over the African land mass since 1950.

Explore the ACMAD-MESA Climate Change Assessment Report No. 5 – State of Warming Over African Land Masses in 2016 for Policy and Decision Makers, issued 9 March 2017.

Drought Service and Seasonal Climate Forecast

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.

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MESA Forum 2 HD

 

14 March 2017

Protecting People from Sand and Dust Storms

World Meteorological Organization – WMO with footage provided by @SergeBayala, ACMAD-MESA

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24 November 2016

Presentation of Dr. Andre Kamga at ACMAD-MESA COP 22 side event, Marrakech, Morocco:

“Implementation of the Paris Agreement in Africa – MESA Services and future resilient Policies and Strategies”

 

 

 

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                                         21 August 2017

AU EU Partnership - 2Communique de Press

LE DIXIEME FORUM DES PREVISIONS CLIMATIQUES SAISONNIERES EN AFRIQUE CENTRALE
(PRESAC10) SE TIENDRA A DOUALA ET A YAOUNDE AU CAMEROUN

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                                           10 August 2017

AU EU Partnership - 2The CONTINENTAL STEERING COMMITTEE (CSC-3) OF THE CONTINENTAL CLIMATE THEMATIC ACTION – AU THEMA
holds its third session

 

Host Country: Niamey, Niger

Date:  28-30 August 2017

Venue:  Soluxe Hotel

 

MESA Grant on “Climate Services for Disasters Risks Reduction (DRR)”

“A Contribution to Disaster Risks Reduction and Climate Resilient Development”

Relevant documents related to the THIRD CONTINENTAL STEERING COMMITTEE (CSC-3) OF THE CONTINENTAL CLIMATE THEMATIC ACTION are listed below including embedded links for downloading.

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                                          14 July 2017

AU EU Partnership - 2Press Release

Atelier International de Formation sur les Services Climatiques

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                                       30 June 2017

AU EU Partnership - 2Announcement & 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?”

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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.

For more details kindly refer to the

Announcement & Call for Participation, and the

Annonce et Appel Participation

National Experts Presentations NMHSs Template

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Training Program

26 June 2017

AU EU Partnership - 2GFCS International Climate Training Workshop – Sahel Project

Programme Draft Agenda

 

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                                        07 June 2017

AU EU Partnership - 2ACMAD-MESA Vacancy Notice

INTERNATIONAL TECHNICAL ASSISTANT FOR DEVELOPMENT OF A COMMUNICATION STRATEGY

The ACMAD project has advertised  this vacancy notice and invites potential incumbents to apply until 22 June  2017.

003/2017/ACMAD/WMO/USAID

 

       22 May 2017

AU EU Partnership - 2ACMAD-MESA Vacancy Notice

EXPERT ON DATABASE MANAGEMENT

The ACMAD project has re-advertised  this vacancy notice and invites potential incumbents to apply until 29 May  2017.

001/2017/ACMAD/WMO/USAID

 

28 April 2017

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ACMAD-MESA Services for Disaster prevention, preparedness and responses and climate services for meningitis epidemic surveillance and control in Africa.

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      26 April 2017

Logo COP22Success Story No. 14 and 15 Highlights

Best practice on cooperation between ACMAD and countries for capacity building and the contribution of hazards outlooks and scenarios to update floods risk maps in Niger.

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25 April 2017

AU EU Partnership - 2ACMAD-MESA Vacancy Notices

The ACMAD project has published two (2) vacancy notice and invites potential incumbents to apply until 03 and 09 May  2017 respectively.

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002/2017/ACMAD/OMM/USAID

19 April 2017

AU EU Partnership - 2CLIMATE PERSPECTIVES FOR AFRICA IN  2017

“On Radio France Internationale (RFI), Dr. André KAMGA, head of Climate and Environment Department at ACMAD, analyzing Climate outlook on Africa.

It also discusses the recent droughts that affected some countries in Africa in 2015 and 2016, and means of prevention to implement. This is the microphone Magali LAGRANGE RFI. ”

PERSPECTIVES CLIMATIQUES POUR L’AFRIQUE EN 2017

“Sur Radio France Internationale (RFI), le Dr André KAMGA, chef du Département Climat et Environnement à l’ ACMAD fait une analyse des perspectives Climatiques sur l’ Afrique.

Il revient aussi sur les récentes sécheresses qui ont touché certains pays d’ Afrique en 2015 et 2016 et les moyens de prévention à mettre en oeuvre. C’est au micro de Magali LAGRANGE de RFI.”

RFI-Dr. Andre Kamga

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14 March 2017

AU EU Partnership - 2CSC-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 SecretarACMAD-MESA Continental Steering Committee 2 - Dakar March 2017iat 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

CSC-2 Conclusions and Recommendations.

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.6 March 2017

AU EU Partnership - 2The CONTINENTAL STEERING COMMITTEE (CSC-2) OF THE CONTINENTAL CLIMATE THEMATIC ACTION – AU THEMA
holds its second session

Venue: Dakar, Senegal
Host: Centre de Suivi Ecologique (CSE)

MESA Grant on “Climate Services for Disasters Risks Reduction (DRR)”

“A Contribution to Disaster Risks Reduction and Climate Resilient Development”

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22 February 2017

AU EU Partnership - 2ACMAD-MESA Vacancy Notice Re-advertised

The ACMAD-MESA project has published one (1) vacancy notice and invites potential incumbents to apply until 07 March  2017.

001/2017/ACMAD/MESA-SHORT-TERM-EXPERT-Seasonal Forecast

 

13 February 2017

Welcome to the 2nd Continental Climate THEMA continental level training in Niamey, Niger, 13-17 February 2017

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THEME: “Changing climate and impacts on economy, society and environment in Africa:
How to organize planning and budgeting of climate services for more resilient development strategies and plans ?”

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Draft CONTR-02 Programme …

Policy Dialogue Day Concept Note …

List of Participants …

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26 January 2017

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

protection the livelihoods of millions of Africa.

 

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