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Briefing Note
Briefing Note - IISD Reporting Services (IISD RS) has produced a briefing note from this conference on Monday, 19 April 2010.
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First Conference of Ministers Responsible for Meteorology in Africa

12-16 April 2010 | Nairobi, Kenya
Highlights for Thursday, 15 April 2010

The High Level Segment of the First Conference of Ministers Responsible for Meteorology in Africa, opened on Thursday, 15 April 2010 in Nairobi, Kenya.

In the morning, delegates met in an opening plenary session, and heard addresses from Margareta Walhström, UN Under-Secretary-General, UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), Rhoda Peace Tumusiime, Commissioner, Commission for Rural Economy and Agriculture, AU, and Michel Jarruad, Secretary-General, WMO.

The Conference was officially opened by Kenya's Minister of Forestry and Wildlife, Noah Wekesa.

In the afternoon, delegates adopted the Statement from the Experts' Meeting and commenced discussion on a draft of the Nairobi Ministerial Declaration.

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Opening of the High Level Segment
Margareta Walhström, UN Under-Secretary-General, UNISDR
Michel Jarraud, Secretary-General, WMO
Rhoda Peace Tumusiime, Commissioner, Commission for Rural Economy and Agriculture, AU
Noah Wekesa, Minister, Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife, Kenya
The dais during the opening of the Conference: L-R: Ramadhan Seif Kajembe, Chair of the Conference; Rhoda Peace Tumusiime, AU; Noah Wekesa, Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife, Kenya; Michel Jarraud, WMO; and Margareta Walhström, UNISDR.
Delgates during the session.

Delegates listening to opening statements.

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A view of Nairobi from the Kenyatta International Conference Center.
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