Our mandates

With reference to the Constitution of ACMAD, the Centre’s  purpose is to improve understanding of atmospheric and climatic processes over Africa, collect, analyze and disseminate meteorological and hydrological information, provide a meteorological watch and early warning system over Africa and promote the training of African scientists and technicians in the application of meteorology for development.
With reference to Decision 2 of the United Economic Commission for Africa’s Conference of Ministers in 1996 sharpening the objectives and long term goal of ACMAD, the Centre’s is the a continental weather and climate watch institution for Africa and the African Centre of excellence for meteorological Application for sustainable development .

As the  continental weather and climate watch institution for Africa, ACMAD provides:

– Regular continental  medium to long range weather and climate prediction

Continental early warnings on drought, tropical cyclones and other extremes

As the  African Centre of Excellence for meteorological applications  for sustainable development  for Africa, ACMAD  provides:

–  Capacity building  on the applications of meteorology for sustainable social and economic development  at the national level;

– Development of methodologies  and techniques for applications at national and sub regional levels;

–  Stronger participation in global climate and weather watch programmes;

-Specialized training to relevant professionals  and development practitioners in Africa;

–  Appropriate research, data, and networking facilities  to research programmes in Africa.


TypeSubjectDate for adoptionBodyCOMMENTS
01Resolution 540 (xx)Decision on the creation of ACMAD Centre April 1985UNECA Conference of Ministers 
02Resolution 621 (XXII)ACMAD Constitution approval24 April 1987UNECA Conference of Ministers 
03Resolution 651 (XXIII)Adoption of table of assessed contribution of member states 1989UNECA Conference of Ministers 
04Resolution 741 (XXVII)Adoption of ACMAD Work Programme and Bugdet for 1992-1992 April 1992UNECA Conference of Ministers 
05Resolution 755 (XXVIII)Adoption of ACMAD board membershipMay 1993UNECA Conference of Ministers 
06Decision 2 (XXV)Adoption of ACMAD Work Programme and Bugdet for 1994-19962 May 1994UNECA Conference of Ministers 
07Decision 2(XXXI)Sharpening the long term goals and objectives of ACMAD1996UNECA Conference of Ministers 
08Resolution 827 (XXII)Rationalization of Institutions under the aegis of UNECA1997UNECA Conference of Ministers 
09M.O.U OMM/CEAMemorandum of Understanding1999ECA and WMO 
10Management Document BoG-15ACMAD’S financial RegulationJune 2011ACMAD/BoG 
11Resolution CEA/CM 651(XXIII)Table of assessed contributions of African countries to ACMAD1988-1993UNECA Conference of Ministers 

Table of countries having ratified the ACMAD texts

AlgerieAngolaBeninBurkina FasoBurundiCameroun
CongoCote d'ivoireDjibutiEgypteEthiopieGabon
Guinéé conakryKenyaLybieMadagascarMalawiMali
MarocIle mauriceNigerNigeriaRwandaSenegal