Dakar 2019 - Training Workshop on Sand and Dust Storms in West an Northern Africa

In 2018, during the 9th International Workshop on Sand and Dust Storms held in La Laguna (Tenerife), the SDS-WAS NAMEE Regional Center (Sand and Dust Storm Warning Advisory and Assessment System for Northern Africa, Middle East and Europe) was asked to organize a Training Workshop on mineral airborne dust forecast and observational products aimed to western and northern African countries.

To satisfy this request, AEMET organised this Training Workshop on Sand and Dust Storms in Weast and Northern Africa that was held in Dakar, Senegal from 9th to 11th December 2019 in collaboration with the WMO (world Meteorological Organitzation), BSC-CNS (Barcelona Supercomputing Center), EUMETSAT (European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites) and CSIC (Spanish National Research Council).


Concept Note Dakar Workshop 2019


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Training Workshop on Sand and Dust Storms in West Africa

The State Meteorological Agency of Spain (AEMET) is pleased to announce the Training Workshop on Sand and Dust Storms in West Africa that will be held in Tenerife, Spain, on 21 May 2018 in collaboration with the World Meteorological Organization and the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC).

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HEALTHMET: Workshop on Climate and Health in Dakar (Senegal).

By Delia Gutiérrez. Posted july 28, 2016

A workshop has been held in Dakar from 19 to 21 July, co-organized by the National Agency of Civil Aviation and Meteorology (ANACIM) of Senegal and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the United States, with participation of meteorological and health services authorities coming from four countries in the region (Senegal, Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso), as well as national and international experts.

The objective of the workshop was to strengthen the relationship and cooperation between meteorological and health services of the participating countries, aiming to identify and develope weather and climate information products to assist decision-making by health authorities. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) are heavily involved through the Global Framework for Climate Services (MMSC) in the development and implementation of such Early Warning Systems (EWS).

The HEALTHMET project of Afrimet has been represented at the meeting by its coordinator, along with the regional expert and focal point of the project in Burkina Faso. Throughout its history, the project HEALTHMET has facilitated the training of technicians of meteorological services in the region on issues such as the detection of atmospheric dust and climate-health relationships, and has promoted the creation of working groups on national Climate-Health in Mauritania and Burkina Faso.

HEALHMET projet has been presented to the participants of this workshop and partnerships with NOAA and with meteorological and health services of the participating countries have been identified, with the common aim of promoting the creation of national SATs in the countries concerned, in line with the results of the Conference of Nouakchott.

Dakar-Senegal 07/2016

HEALTHMET: Publication of the World Meteorological Organization and World Health Organization Joint Office on Climate and Health.

By Delia Gutiérrez. Posted june 27, 2016

“CLIMATE SERVICES FOR HEALTH. Improving public health decision-making in a new climate”. The publication showcases 40 examples of tailored climate services used to manage health risks.

Find more information here.
Access to the publication here.

Metagri 2016

New webpage of the Gambia’s Department of Water Resources.

By Delia Gutiérrez. Posted April 10, 2016

The Department of Water Resources of Gambia has developed, based on a template provided by Afrimet, a simple dynamic website, whose content can be updated independently.

Site web 

Gambia 2016

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