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1 RA I WIGOS IMPLEMENTATION PLAN Status Report as at 5 February 2014 By Amos Makarau Chair RAI-TT WIGOS

2 Status RAI approved the RAI-WIP in July 2013 It is being rolled out at sub-regional levels and based on sub-regional priorities It will be considered and adopted at the RAI Session in 2014

3 RAI WIGOS Governance and Working Structure RAI (Plus MG) Sub-Regional WIGOS Coordination Groups (SR-WCG) RA I WIGOS Working Body (TT-WIGOS approved) Sub-regional WIGOS Working Body (national focal points)

4 Activities for 2013 Communication and Outreach - Operating at sub-regional levels - 3 workshops for 2013 * 5-7 June (Southern Africa) * November (West Africa) * November (North Africa). This workshop included WIS

5 Planned activities for 2014 Communication and outreach - WIS workshop for RAI WIS Experts planned for South Africa 1 st Quarter WIGOS/ (WIS) workshops for Eastern (Tanzania) and Central Africa (Congo) Venues and dates to be confirmed but for now April and May -All RAI governance and working structures functional and people in place -WIS Implementation workshops -Adoption by RAI

6 Next -appointments of national WIGOS focal points for the sub-regions already covered (Process initiated and being done) - Awaiting WIGOS templates/guides/ regulations -Development of templates for national WIGOS implementation –Pilot projects -Attendant capacity development for both WIGOS and WIS

7 Problems/ challenges facing RAI in Implementing WIGOS Other priorities (disasters, climate change, national priorities) taking precedent Civil strife/ political instability in 3 of the sub-regions

8 Summary of Problems faced by NMHSs in RA I Low density of observing stations Stations sites do not meet all WMO standards Data transmission (SSB radio data are still used for the transmission of data from synoptic stations; observation data of agro-climatological stations and rain- gauge are received monthly though postal mail).

9 Problems in RAI (Cntd) New telecommunication systems (Internet) and mobile phone telephony, if available, could be used for the collection and transmission of meteorological data Observing station instruments and equipment are old Maintenance of equipment is not always performed Lack of coordination with partners having their observations networks Inspections of observation stations are no always performed due to limited financial resources

10 Problems in RAI (Cntd) Lack of qualified staff TDCF encoding (in BUFR or CREX) not performed in some countries Improvement of the data management systems Insufficient sensors (instruments / equipment) especially with regards to marine meteorological and oceanographic observations QMS for Meteorological Services not implemented

11 Solutions to address these challenges Establishment of road maps at sub- regional levels to implement WIGOS Strategic goals to strengthen meteorological observing systems Resource mobilisation, including through political platforms (AMCOMET)

12 Thank You


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