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There is strong demand in Africa to modernize hydromet services for development and growth. Hydromet services have clear benefits for agriculture, civil protection, water resource management, energy, transportation, industry, and overall socio-economic development.

To meet the urgent need for modernizing hydromet services, the World Bank Group, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the African Development Bank (AfDB), the AFD (French Development Agency), and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) join forces to implement a program that strives to modernize hydromet services at national, sub-regional, and regional levels in Africa. The European Union, the multilateral Climate Risk Early Warning System (CREWS) initiative, and the Government of Japan strongly support the Africa Hydromet Program. The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has also provided critical support to meet the goals of the program.