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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

African countries agree to co-operate on weather prediction

African countries in the horn region of the continent has agreed to come together and share ideas that will help scientists and researchers in climate change factor, such as flood and drought, reports NaijaAgroNet.

This was part of communique from the Greater Horn of Africa Climate Outlook forum in Nairobi, where they concluded that regional approach is the best way to make stronger weather predictions.

Kenya’s Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Richard Lesiyampe advised participants to partner with the regional metrological services to always adapt modern technologies in order to enhance weather predictions as effective weather predictions will help tackle climate change.

"Effective weather prediction will enhance our capacity to plan for the future because the Horn of Africa region has suffered due to inability to predict extreme weather,” said Lesiyamp.

Executive Secretary,Intergovernmental Authority on Drought (IGAD) MahboubMaalim, also said at the forum that donors have pledged new financial promises to improve metrological infrastructure in the Horn of Africa.


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