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20 Jun 2017 description

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Meteorological Organization have signed a memorandum of understanding to deepen cooperation to respond to climate variability and climate change, which, according to the agreement, "represents an urgent and potentially irreversible threat to human societies, natural ecosystems and food security."

20 Mar 2017 description

The 29th Meeting of the Adaptation Fund Board, which was held in Bonn, Germany on 16-17 March 2017, has endorsed a USD 6.8 million proposal submitted by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) entitled “Agricultural Climate Resilience Enhancement Initiative (ACREI).” Targeted countries include Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda.

This makes WMO the first Multilateral Implementing Entity to have a regional proposal approved by the Adaptation Fund Board under the Pilot Programme for regional projects and programmes.

28 May 2014 description

Greater Horn of Africa Climate Outlook Forum

The Greater Horn of Africa Climate Outlook Forum has issued its seasonal outlook for the forthcoming June to August rainy season, factoring in the likely development of an El Niño event which may have significant climatic impacts over parts of Eastern Africa.

03 Sep 2012 description

Zanzibar/Geneva, 3 September 2012 (ICPAC/WMO) - The Greater Horn of Africa Climate Outlook Forum has concluded that, in the forthcoming September-December rainy season, most parts of the region are likely to receive near normal to above normal rainfall.

10 May 2012 description

The Uganda Department of Meteorology, World Meteorological Organization (WMO), MTN, Ericsson, National Lake Rescue Institute and the Kalangala Fishing community have come together in a unique partnership, and combined mobile technology, weather forecasting and local know-how, to provide a localised weather alert service to fishing villages on Lake Victoria.

07 Sep 2011 description

WMO No. 926

GENEVA/NAIROBI 6 September 2011 (WMO) - The Greater Horn of Africa Climate Outlook for the forthcoming season (September through December 2011) indicates a possible return to normal/above-normal rainfall conditions in famine-hit southern Somalia, but a risk of below-normal rainfall remains over northern Somalia and adjoining regions.

18 Jun 2009 description

Press Release No.855

For use of the information media

19 Feb 2009 description

Press Release No.837

For use of the information media

16 Feb 2006 description

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC) says that drought conditions throughout the Greater Horn of Africa are likely to continue in many areas between February and the beginning of April. ICPAC's latest Climate Outlook indicates that much of Somalia, Kenya, eastern and southern Ethiopia, southern Sudan, northern Uganda and north-eastern areas of the United Republic of Tanzania will experience below-normal to near-normal rainfall, while northern parts of the Greater Horn of Africa are likely to remain very dry.

30 Jun 2001 description


From the World Climate News No. 19 - June 2001
Drought dominated many parts of the Greater Horn of Africa (GHA)* region in 2000. In some places, it was the worst for decades and in others was an extension of the persistent drought that began in 1998.

29 Jun 2000 description

Rome/Geneva, Thursday, 29 June, 2000 - The drought stricken countries of the Horn of Africa will need long-term commitment and support from their governments, the United Nations system, donor countries and from non-governmental organizations to improve their food security and protect their people against future disasters, according to an interim report by the Inter-Agency Task Force.
The report was endorsed by the executive heads of the ten organizations of the Task Force during a meeting hosted by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) at its headquarters today.

28 Feb 1999 description


Produced in collaboration with IRI
International Research Institute For Climate Prediction
This El Niño/La Niña Update is based on information obtained from the national Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) of WMO Member States and affiliated organizations. Information contained herein is current as of 18 February 1999. Extracts may be freely used elsewhere provided acknowledgement of their source is made. Users are strongly advised to contact their NMHS for more detailed information.

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