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First Conference of Ministers Responsible for Meteorology in Africa

12-16 April 2010 | Nairobi, Kenya


The First Conference of Ministers Responsible for Meteorology in Africa, opened under the theme "Investing in Weather and Climate Services for Development" on Monday, 12 April 2010 in Nairobi, Kenya.

Opening remarks on the first day of the expert segment were given by Ramadhan Seif Kajembe, Assistant Minister, Environment and Mineral Resources, Kenya, Joseph Mukabana, Kenyan Permanent Representative, World Meteorological Organization (WMO), Jerry Lengoasa, Deputy Secretary-General, WMO, and Olushola Olayide Sodeko, African Union Commission (AUC).

Participants met in morning plenary to hear the objectives of the conference and adopted the agenda of the conference. During the afternoon, participants met to discuss: meeting development needs for providing weather, water and climate services on the continent; and the benefits of meteorological, hydrological and climate services.

IISD RS will be providing limited daily digital coverage and a summary report of the conference.
Daily Highlights
Monday, 12 April- Tuesday, 13 April- Wednesday, 14 April- Thursday, 15 April- Friday, 16 April
Participants before the opening plenary session.
Jerry Lengoasa, Deputy Secretary-General, World Meteorological Organization.

Joseph Mukabana, Kenyan Permanent Representative, World Meteorological Organization

The dais during the opening plenary. Seated (L-R) Lawrence Lenayapa, Permenent Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources, Kenya; Olushola Olayide Sodeko, African Union; and
Ramadhan Kajembe, Assistant Minister, Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources, Kenya.
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