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A new vision for weather and climate services in Africa

Source(s):  United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters (UNDP)

This report describes the challenges facing hydromet services in Africa today, highlighting the many damaging consequences for everyone from poor farmers to major businesses. The vision described here is intended  to support countries to adapt to climate change in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, seeking to promote pro-poor and pro-growth adaptation that encourages climate-resilient economic development and sustainable livelihoods in the face of climate change. The project covers a wide range of sectors and involves governments, Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs).

While this report serves as a catalyst for change—articulating a new vision for the acquisition, distribution and application of reliable hydromet information across Africa—it is the role of African governments, donors, thought leaders and business enterprisers to leverage this knowledge to create customized, tailored, integrated and long-lasting solutions that will propel the development agenda forward and positively impact the lives and livelihoods of the three billion people worldwide living in poverty today.

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  • A new vision for weather and climate services in Africa
  • Publication date 2016

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