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First Conference of Ministers Responsible for Meteorology in Africa

12-16 April 2010 | Nairobi, Kenya
Highlights for Wednesday, 14 April 2010

ICSP 9The First Conference of Ministers Responsible for Meteorology in Africa, met for its third day on Wednesday, 14 April 2010 in Nairobi, Kenya.

In the morning, delegates met in two plenary sessions: a special session on aviation and a session on enhancing partnerships.

In the afternoon, delegates met in another special session on the Global Framework for Climate Services.

In a night session, they discussed the draft of the Experts' Statement and the draft declaration to be forwarded to the Ministerial Segment on Thursday.

IISD RS will be providing limited daily digital coverage and a summary report of the conference.

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Monday, 12 April- Tuesday, 13 April- Wednesday, 14 April- Thursday, 15 April- Friday, 16 April
Plenary Sessions
Simeon Zoumara, Agency for Aerial Navigation Safety in Africa and Madagascar (ASECNA), made a brief presentation on his organization’s work and its relationship with national meteorological and hydrological services.
Jan Egeland, Co-Chair, High-Level Taskforce for the Global Framework for Climate Services, introduced the Framework, stressing its potential to influence sustainable global change.
Byung-Seong Chun, Korea Meteorological Administration, spoke on enhancing partnerships between KMA and East Africa.
The dais during the special session on aviation.
Michel Jarraud, Secretary-General, WMO, with Jean-Luc Redelsperger, AMMA International.

Marie Huezé, (left) WMO, in discussion with delegates during the afternoon session.

The dais during the session on enhancing partnerships.
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IISD RS coverage of the World Climate Conference-3, 31 August - 4 September 2009, Geneva, Switzerland
IISD RS Briefing Note of the Second Africa Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Consultative Meeting, 5-7 May 2009, Nairobi, Kenya (HTMLPDF)
IISD RS coverage of the Twelfth Session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment, 7-12 June 2008, Johannesburg, South Africa
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