During its participation in COP28, the National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) signed several Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with the national meteorological and hydrological services of three-member governments of the World Meteorological Organization: Indonesia, South Africa, and Mozambique.
The National Centre of Meteorology aims for these agreements to serve as a foundation for enhancing cooperation in various aspects of meteorology. Memorandums of understanding were signed with the Indonesian Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency (BMKG), the South African Weather Service (SAWS), and the National Institute of Meteorology (INAM) of Mozambique.
Dr. Abdullah Ahmed Al Mandous, Director-General of NCM, expressed his great satisfaction with these agreements, highlighting their significance in strengthening international collaboration in the field of meteorology. He stated,
“We are proud to have signed these agreements, which enhance our collective collaboration and provide a strong framework to enhance knowledge exchange and improve our capacity to provide accurate weather forecasts.”
Dr. Dwikorita Karnawati, the Permanent Representative of Indonesia with the World Meteorological Organization, emphasised the importance of this partnership in enhancing the quality of weather data and contributing to accurate weather forecasts in Southeast Asia.
Ishaam Abader, the Permanent Representative of South Africa, noted that this agreement strengthens regional cooperation in Southern Africa and enhances the region's ability to address climate challenges.
Adérito Celso Félix Aramuge, the Permanent Representative of Mozambique with the World Meteorological Organization, expressed his belief that these agreements would significantly support sustainable development in the South Indian Ocean and East African region.
These agreements provide a robust framework for collaboration with these organisations to enhance the exchange of meteorological data, improve capacity-building efforts, and facilitate joint research initiatives.
These international partnerships will also enable the sharing of expertise and resources to enhance weather forecasting, mitigate weather-related disasters, and support sustainable development.
News Source: Emirates News Agency