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The inaugural AMCOMET Africa Hydromet Forum, which took place 12 – 15 September 2017 at the African Union Commission Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia brought together over 500 expertsfrom governments, academia, NGOs, UN agencies, development partners and private sector and over 30 high level representatives from ministries responsible for meteorology, hydrology and disaster risk management and executive management from regional organizations.

The Forum closed with a firm commitment from Member States to promote national and regional ownership for the modernization of national meteorological and hydrological services for delivery of more accurate, timely and reliable weather, water and climate services to accelerate socio-economic development, and strengthen climate and disaster resilience; further commit to ensuring that the modernization of hydromet services is included as among the priorities in respective National Action Plans; and, commit to work within our respective governments to ensure sustained resourcing of this modernization program.