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The vulnerability of the Central African region to hydrometeorological and climatic hazards is a real issue in the fight against poverty and sustainable development: more than 70% of natural disasters are in fact identified of hydrometeorological origin. The impacts linked to recurrent floods and droughts and the resurgence of extreme phenomena in the region affect all socio-economic sectors, particularly exacerbating food insecurity and putting pressure on access to basic social services (drinking water and sanitation, electricity, health, etc.), and to basic services for the populations. In this context, the National Hydrological and Meteorological Services (NMHS) are essential actors to support governments in their objectives of building resilience and adaptation to climate change.
The HYDROMET II forum of ECCAS is organized from May 4 to 6, 2021 jointly by the Environment-Natural Resources-Agriculture-Rural Development Department of ECCAS, the World Bank (WB) in partnership with the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and the Recovery (GFDRR) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), with the financial support of the European Union. This Forum will bring together high-level representatives of the governments of ECCAS member states, all the national focal points of the sectors concerned and in particular those of agriculture, livestock and fisheries, cross-border basin organizations of Central Africa, civil society actors and in particular universities, parliamentarians from countries in the sub-region, the private sector, sub-regional institutions and development partners.
The discussions of the 1st Hydromet Forum in November 2018 gave rise in particular to a recommendation made to ECCAS to develop an action plan and support for national mechanisms, to mobilize the partnership as well as to develop means of coordination between various stakeholders. In addition to presenting the advances made at the regional level and in the Member States since 2018. The objective of this second edition of the Hydromet Forum is to perpetuate this platform for the exchange of knowledge and information between the NMHS and the main users and provide a listening framework for development partners on the needs of sectors and user groups. It will also be an opportunity to present the regional framework and its action plan to support the modernization of NMHS and the early warning services of the countries of the region, as well as the Climate Application and Forecasting Center of the Central Africa (CAPC-AC), created in May 2015 and established in Douala, Cameroon.
Due to COVID-19 precautions and restrictions, the forum will be held in virtual form.
ECCAS DOCUMENTS FOR DOWNLOADING
Central Africa, Regional Strategy for Risk Reduction, Disaster Management and Climate Change Adaption, available to download in 4 languageshere.
Plan d’Action - Pour la Mise en Oeuvre de la Stratégie Régionale Afrique Centrale pour la Prévention des Risques, la Gestion de Catastrophes et l’Adaptation aux Changements Climatiques Sensible au Genre
Action Plan For Implementation of the Central Africa Gender Responsive Regional Strategy for Risk Prevention, Disaster Management and Climate Change Adaptation
Communiqué final 3èmes Conférences Ministérielles et 1ère Conjointe d’Afrique Centrale sur la Météorologie et la Réduction des Risques de Catastrophe (RRC).
Rapport Général de la 7e Plateforme regionale Afrique Centrale pour la Réduction des risques de Catastrophe en Afrique Centrale (PfAC -RRC-07)
Communiqué final 4ème Conférences Ministérielle Afrique Centrale pour la Réduction des Risques de Catastrophe (RCMAC-RC-04).
RESOURCES FROM 2018
Documents from 2018
PROCEEDINGS of the First Central Africa Hydromet Forum (English)
Communiqué of Libreville, Gabon 16 November 2018 (English)
PROCEEDINGS OF the First Central Africa Hydromet Forum (French)
Communiqué of Libreville, 16 November 2018 (French)