Central African nations to set up Regional Climate Centre

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5 October 2016

A new Regional Centre to better record, predict and utilise weather and climate information will be set up in Cameroon after ECCAS member states signed the Kigali Declaration on the Establishment of the Climate Application and Prediction Centre for Central Africa.

The centre aims to facilitate the development and provision of climate services at the regional and national level, and allows for the streamlining of climate information into various regional priority areas such as disaster resilience, food security and agriculture, fishing and aquaculture, natural resources management, water resource management and health.  

Rwanda's Natural Resources Minister Biruta highlighted the important role that meteorological data and climate information play in sustainable development. Other ECCAS member states are expected to sign the document in due course.

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