Civil aviation min. opens AMCOMET-4
Friday، 22 February 2019 - 10:49 AM
Civil Aviation Minister Younes el Masry opened on Thursday the Fourth Session of the African Ministerial Conference on Meteorology (AMCOMET-4) hosted by the Egyptian Meteorological Authority in cooperation with the African Union Commission and the World Meteorological Organization.
This comes in light of Egypt's presidency to the African Union (AU) and the keenness of the Egyptian government on enhancing the country's presence and geographical and strategic depth in the African continent.
During his speech at the conference's inaugural session, Masry stressed that Egypt seeks to promote cooperation ties with the African brothers in all fields especially in the domain of meteorology amid the climate change phenomenon which is bringing many challenges to the African countries.
The conference will outline mechanisms to implement the Integrated African Strategy on Meteorology adopted in 2013 in order to develop weather and climate services, Masry said during the event attended by 250 figures including 19 African ministers.
AMCOMET convenes top-level decision-makers together with weather and climate experts to strengthen the continent’s response to challenges of extreme weather and climate change which are undermining sustainable development.
The expected outcomes of the Fourth Session of AMCOMET are as follows: Enhanced understanding of decision makers and related institutions to support science-based decisions that inform policy to mainstream weather, water, climate services into socioeconomic development and promote increased national funding to National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs); Concrete policies identified to support NMHSs in Africa develop and retain sustainable skills, expertise and competencies to produce customer-tailored services as well as provide good leadership required to interact effectively with decision makers in government; and Enhanced understanding of and policy recommendation on the added value of engaging in Public Private Partnerships in support of NMHSs to collect and process data and deliver services as required.