Investing in modern hydromet services for a climate-resilient Africa

In Sub-Saharan Africa, if no action is taken, an estimated 40 million people could fall back into poverty by 2030 because of weather and climate shocks.

To help reduce these impacts, modernized weather – or “hydromet” – services bring together meteorological and hydrological agencies, disaster risk managers, and end-users across all sectors to deliver actionable, timely, and usable climate and weather information to support decision making.

For example, early warning systems reduce the impacts of floods, droughts, storms and other natural hazards while protecting citizens, assets, and businesses.
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However, The World Bank is responding to that need through the Africa Hydromet Program – in partnership with the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), World Meteorological Organization (WMO), and other global partners – to boost hydromet modernization investments in Africa and provide technical and institutional support to African countries.

with World Bank Senior Director Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez (@Ede_WBG) and Disaster Risk Management Specialist Lorenzo Carrera.