ACMAD CLIMSA 2nd CONTINENTAL STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING

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Start date 5 May 2022
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End date 6 May 2022

Location:

Niamey, May 05, 2022/ACMAD. Participants are invited to the second ACMAD Continental Steering Committee meeting for intra -ACP Climate Services and Related Applications project (ClimSA) implemented through a grant with African Union Commission as Contracting Authority.  This project is part of the ClimSA programme known as a joint initiative of the Secretariat of the Organization of African, Caribnean and Pacific States (OACPS) and the European Union (EU) to foster sustainable development by strengthening climate services value chain in ACP regions. Technical assistance, financial assistance and capacity development are the priority areas of intervention of the programme.

The ClimlSA programme contributes to timely, appropriate data and information for policy, planning and action. It supports choices and decisions on the best adaptation optionas we addresse climate variability and change.  Supporting development with climate services available at the last mile is a challenge the programme will address. 

The project is implementesd with international and regional partners including RCCs, developing Regional Climate Centres in the ACP regions,  the World Meteorological Organization, The European Commission Joint Research Centre and EUMETSAT.  Strengthening user intr=erfaces, quality climate services, access to data, capacity building and mainstream climate information in development plans are the main outputs of the project. To effectively steer the project implementation, the Continental Steering Committee (ACSC) at Policy level provides  guidance on project implementation, facilitates political support, and promotes the use of climate services for policy making in Africa. The ACSC will assess the achievements of the project, approve work plans, budget, and annual reports. It will make recommendations to the project management team. It shall provide AUC with the necessary feedback about the implementation of the Continental ClimSA project. The AUC shall take the relevant outputs and issues to the OACPS ClimSA Programme Steering Committee (PSC).

The documentation on the meeting is available here. (English) (French)

Agenda itemDocument numberSubject
0Agenda and organizational matters
Ordre du jour et questions d'organisation
0.1Programme
Programme
0.2Documentation overview
Aperçu de la documentation
1Opening Ceremony
Cérémonie d'ouverture
2Presentation and discussions
Présentation et discussions
2.1Implementation of decisions and recommendations of the last session
Mise en œuvre des décisions et recommandations de la dernière session
2.2Year 1 report
Rapport de l'année 1
2.3Year 2 work plan and budget
Plan de travail et budget de l'année 2
3Decisions and recommendations
Décisions et recommandations
3.1Decisions and recommendations
Décisions et recommandations
4Closure of the session
Clôture de la session
4.1Date and Place of the Next Board meeting and Closure of the Session
Date et lieu de la prochaine réunion du Conseil et clôture de la session

FIRST CLIMSA PROJECT Steering Committee

FIRST CLIMSA PROJECT Steering Committee : (ALL Documents in one click)

ACMAD CLIMSA KICK OFF AND

CONTINENTAL STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING

 

DOCUMENTATION PLAN

 

DOCUMENT N° ACMAD/ClimSA/ACSC1/Doc 2

 

(ALL Documents in one click)

Agenda item

 

Document number Subject
0 Agenda and organizational matters
1 Programme
2 Documentation overview
1 Opening Ceremony
2 Presentation and discussions
3 Rules of procedure of the ACMAD Continental Steering Committee
4 Work plan and budget for year 1
4 Contributions by partners
5 Closure of the session
 

 

Date and Place of the Next Board meeting and Closure of the Session

EIGHTH EXTRAORDINARY SESSION AND FIRST CLIMSA PROJECT SC

ACMAD GOVERVING BOARD 


 

EIGHTH EXTRAORDINARY SESSION

DOCUMENT PLAN

 

Document N° ACMAD/GoBExt08/DOC1.2a

 

 

Agenda item

 

Document number Subject
1 Agenda and organizational matters
1.1a and b Agenda and annotated agenda
1.2a and b Documentation overview and programme
2 Operating plan indicators and staff matters
2.1 2021 operating plan and indicators
2.2 Amendments to staff regulations
3 Election of the ACMAD Board Chair Person
3 Relevant provisions (article 4) of the rules of procedure and election of the Chair person
4 Closure of the session
 

 

Date and Place of the Next Board meeting and Closure of the Session

 

 

ACMAD GOVERVING BOARD

 

EIGHTH EXTRAORDINARY SESSION

DOCUMENT PLAN

 

Document N° ACMAD/GoBExt08/DOC1.2b

 

Date: June 28, 2021

Day 1

item Time Subject Responsibility
1
AGENDA AND ORGANIZATION OF THE SESSION
1300-1305 Registration and opening of the Session Chairperson of the GB
1305-1310 Adoption of the agenda and programme for the session ACMAD GB
2 OPERATING PLAN INDICATORS AND STAFF MATTERS
1310-1325 Indicators for the operating plan ACMAD GB

ACMAD SECRETARIAT

1325-1330 Amendments to staff regulations ACMAD GB
3 ELECTION OF THE BORD CHAIR PERSON
1340-1350 Relevant rules of procedure and election of the board chair person ACMAD GB
4 CLOSURE OF THE SESSION
1350-1420 Report, resolutions, recommendations ACMAD GB
1420-1425 Date and venue of next meeting ACMAD GB
1425-1430 Vote of Thanks and end of Session ACMAD GB

 

FIRST CLIMSA PROJECT Steering Committee : (ALL Documents in one click)

ACMAD CLIMSA KICK OFF AND

CONTINENTAL STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING

 

DOCUMENTATION PLAN

 

DOCUMENT N° ACMAD/ClimSA/ACSC1/Doc 2

 

(ALL Documents in one click)

Agenda item

 

Document number Subject
0 Agenda and organizational matters
1 Programme
2 Documentation overview
1 Opening Ceremony
2 Presentation and discussions
3 Rules of procedure of the ACMAD Continental Steering Committee
4 Work plan and budget for year 1
4 Contributions by partners
5 Closure of the session
 

 

Date and Place of the Next Board meeting and Closure of the Session

Ordinary Session of the Governing Board

PROVISIONAL AGENDA OF THE TWENTY-FIRST ORDINARY SESSION OF ACMAD’S GOVERNING BOARD

Tentative Date: March 09-10, 2021

Location: Online

Document N° ACMAD/GoB21/DOC1.1a

1.  AGENDA AND ORGANIZATION OF THE SESSION

1.1           Opening of the session

1.2           Approval of the agenda

             1.3           Approval of the Programme for the session

2. REPORTS

             2.1           Report by the Board Chairperson

             2.2           Report by the Director General

             2.3           Draft policy on stimulating and investing in NMHSs in Africa

3. OPERATING PLAN AND BUDGET

                3.1         2021 operating plan

                3.2         Budget for 2021

4. FINANCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

              4.1           Financial matters

              4.2           Staff matters

 5.  CLOSURE OF THE SESSION

DRAFT PROGRAMME

Tentative Date: February 23-24, 2021

Document N° ACMAD/GoB21/DOC1.2b

Day 1

item Time Subject Responsibility
 
1                AGENDA AND ORGANIZATION OF THE SESSION
0900-0930 Registration opening of the Session -Chairperson of the GB
0930-0945 Adoption of the agenda and programme for the session – ACMAD GB
2 REPORTS
0945-1045 Report of the Board Chairperson

Report of the Director General

Draft policy on stimulating and investing in NMHSs in Africa

ACMAD GB

ACMAD SECRETARIAT

1045-1100 Health Break
3 OPERATING PLAN AND BUDGET FOR 2021
1100-1300 2021 operating plan and budget

 

ACMAD/Secretariat
1300-1430 Lunch Break
4                             FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS
1430-1500 2015-2019 Audit reports Auditor and ACMAD Secretariat
15:00-1545 Amendments to staff regulations ACMAD/Secretariat
1545-1600 Health Break   Lunch Break
5 CLOSURE OF THE SESSION
1600-1700 Report, Resolutions and Recommendations ACMAD GB
1700-1705 Date and venue of next meeting ACMAD GB
1705-1730 Vote of Thanks and end of Session ACMAD GB

 DOCUMENT PLAN

 Document N° ACMAD/GoB21/DOC1.2a

  Agenda item

  Document number Subject
1   Agenda and organizational matters
1.1a and b Agenda and annotated agenda
1.2a and b Documentation overview and programme
2   Reports
2.1  Report by the Board Chairperson
2.2 Report by the Director General
2.3 Draft policy on stimulating and investing in NMHSs in Africa
3   Operating plan and budget
3

 

2021 plan and budget
4   Finance and administrative matters
4.1 Finance matters (audits 2015/19)
4.2 Staff matters
4.3 Amendments to the staff regulations
5 Closure of the session
5 Date and Place of the Next Board meeting and Closure of the Session

 

Signature of an M.O.U between ACMAD and ARC on the Margin of COP 25 in Madrid, Spain

L-R: Director-General of ACMAD, Dr Andre Kamga Foamouhoue and UN-ASG Mohamed Beavogui, Director-General, African Risk Capacity exchanging copies of the MoU on Tuesday, December 10, 21019 during the just concluded COP25 in Madrid, Spain.

Madrid, December 10, 2019: The African Risk Capacity (ARC) and the African Center of Meteorological Applications for Development (ACMAD) today in Madrid, Spain, on the margins of the ongoing UN Climate Change Conference COP 25, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to work together in providing African Union Member States with reliable weather and climate data services and more resilient climate risk insurance schemes.

ACMAD and ARC share a common vision of a resilient African continent that is well equipped with the required capacity and relevant data to support regional early warning for floods, droughts, cyclones and other extremes weather events.

Speaking at the signing ceremony, UN-ASG Mohamed Beavogui, Director-General, African Risk Capacity shared his optimism that the partnership will further assist AU Members States to build capacity at national levels on the applications of meteorology, develop methods and tools. “Our objective is to help strengthen Africa’s capacity to participate in global weather and climate programmes by providing our Member States with specialized training to better understand their risk profiles and develop customised tools that support preparedness, early warning and timely response to disaster events”, he said.

ACMAD is an inter-governmental institution under the aegis of United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) with a continental mandate. The centre was created in 1985 by the resolution 540 of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa with the support of the World Meteorological Organization for the purpose of acting as the continental weather and climate watch institution for Africa and the African Centre of excellence on the applications of meteorology for sustainable development.

In his response, the Director-General of ACMAD, Dr Andre Kamga Foamouhoue, expressed his optimism that the partnership agreement with ARC will provide the needed synergy towards boosting food security and promoting Africa’s sustainable development.  Thus ACMAD which is an institution which provides weather/climate advisories, watches, outlooks and vigilance products to support risk assessments, disaster preparedness, early response and recovery is a key player in the disaster risk management institutional and operational framework.  , has signed this partnership to progressively set up a mechanism which would allow ARC TO DISBURS payments for countries experiencing drought a little earlier using advisories and outlooks. This would allow the necessary commodity reserves to be put in place before the prices of foodstuffs in particular experience high inflation in commodity markets due to short supply linked to anomalous weather and climate events negatively impacting production and conservation of agriculture products.

Recently, the AU Ministers in recognition of the pan-African role which ACMAD plays in the generation and delivery of focused high-resolution climate data as well as training and capacity development for enhanced decision making by member States supporting weather and climate action made a step forward towards endorsement of the Centre as the technical arm of the AUC on Weather and Climate matters.

The African Risk Capacity model is home-grown, innovative, cost-effective, and is proving that it can assist member-states to strengthen their capacities to better plan, prepare and respond to extreme weather events and natural disasters, thereby achieving the food security for their populations.

With the support of the United Kingdom, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, Canada, France, The Rockefeller Foundation and the United States, ARC assists AU Member States in reducing the risk of loss and damage caused by extreme weather events affecting Africa’s populations by providing, through sovereign disaster risk insurance, targeted responses to natural disasters in a more timely, cost-effective, objective and transparent manner. ARC is now using its expertise to help tackle some of the other greatest threats faced by the continent, including outbreaks and epidemics.

Since 2014, 37 policies have been signed by Member States with US$74million paid in premiums for a cumulative insurance coverage of US$544million for the protection of 54million vulnerable population in participating countries.

For more information, please visit:

www.africanriskcapacity.org

www.acmad.net

PRESS CONTACT: Chinedu Moghalu, chinedu.moghalu@africanriskcapacity.org

chinedu.moghalu@wfp.org

ACMAD: s.bayala@acmad.org sergemeteo@gmail.com

 

Extraordinary Board of Governors

PROVISIONAL AGENDA OF THE SIXTH ACMAD’S GOVERNING BOARD EXTRAORDINARY SESSION

(Geneva, Switzerland,  Date: June 09, 2019)

1.  ORGANIZATION OF THE SESSION

1.1  Opening of the session

1.2  Adoption of the agenda

2. STRATEGIC CONTEXT

2.1  Scientific support provided to NMHSs  for competitive service delivery

2.2 Improved quality of warnings, advisory services at regional and national levels

2.3 Data exchange and research on African weather and climate strengthened

2.4 Improved Governance and management of ACMAD

3. AMENDMENTS TO ACMAD,FINANCIAL AND STAFF REGULATIONS

3.1  Financial regulations

3.2  Staff regulations

4. EXAMINATION AND ADOPTION   OF AMENDENTS AND  CLOSURE OF THE   SESSION

ACMAD GOVERVING BOARD SIXTH EXTRAORDINARY SESSION

DOCUMENT PLAN

Agenda item Document number Subject
1 1 Organization of the session
1 Documentation overview
2 2  ACMAD Strategic plan
3 3 Explanations for the proposed amendments to financial and staff regulations
3 3.1 Proposed amendments to the financial Regulations
3 3.2 Proposed amendments to the staff regulations

Administrative instructions for consultants and individual contractors

4 Exanimation, adoption of the document
5 Closure of the Session

2019 ACMAD’S Scientific Advisory Committee (SACOM)

 

2019 ACMAD’S Scientific Advisory Committee (SACOM)  

meeting on the development of 2019-2022 Strategic Plan

Dates: May 06-09, 2019

Venue: Niamey, Niger ( ACMAD’s headquarters).

 

Driving growth and economic development by focusing on cooperation and integration of African States in the main aim of the African Union. Combating climate change in among the Sustainable Development Goals and ACMAD was established in 1985 by resolution 540 of the UN Economic Commission for Africa Conference of Ministers to provide continental scale weather and climate watches and act as the centre of excellence for the application of Meteorology for Development of Africa.

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