The ECOWAS Hydromet Forum and DRR Platform was held from 19 to 21 September 2018 in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. The Forum was convened and organized under the leadership of ECOWAS, in partnership with the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire and the World Bank, and with support and technical contributions from AFD, AfDB, AMCOMET, CILSS, CREWS, EUMETSAT, GFDRR, UNDP, UNISDR, WASCAL, WFP, and WMO.
The Forum was organized in close coordination with the AMCOMET Bureau, the EUMETSAT User Forum, and the ECOWAS Sub-Regional Platform for DRR. The objective of the event was to deliberate on and set priorities for how weather, water, climate information and DRM strategies and services can be strengthened, and to discuss how the delivery of climate services can be improved to achieve sustainable development and reduce disaster and climate risk in the region. The event was attended by 218 participants, out of which 37 women, from governments, academia, civil society, meteorological institutions, NGOs, the private sector and development partners.
A feature story on the ECOWAS Hydromet Forum is available here.