Supporting the achievement of WMO’s Long Term Goals and implementation of flagship initiatives in Africa

  • To cover everyone on earth with early warnings by 2027

  • Supporting the Global Multi-hazard Alert System (GMAS) for Africa

  • Digital transformation of NMHSs in the region

In February 2023, the eighteenth session of the Regional Association I (RA I) took note of the recommendation from the Regional Conference on the emerging needs of NMHSs in Africa on digital transformation and requested in Decision 13 (RA I-18) the Secretary-General and Technical Commissions to support regional activities to close the gaps in the region. In this context, thereafter, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Regional Office for Africa developed a Content Management System (CMS) as a website template specifically designed to aid the digital transformation of National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) in Africa.

Supporting key United Nations conventions and initiatives

  • The Paris Agreement on Climate Change (2015) and NDCs

  • The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

  • The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction

  • The UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs)

  • The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

  • The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)

Supporting African policies and plans

  • African Union’s Climate Change Strategy (2020-2030)

  • African Union’s Agenda 2063 “The Africa We Want”

  • African Union’s Digital Transformation Strategy for Africa (2020-2030)

  • Climate Change, Disaster Risk Reduction, Environment, and Food Security strategies by Regional Economic Commissions ( AMU, CEN-SAD, COMESA, EAC, ECCAS, ECOWAS, IGAD, and SADC)