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Use of modern equipment will aid Africa to mitigate the effects of climate change

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Use of modern high-tech equipment in meteorological services will help vulnerable African countries to mitigate climate change vagaries besides, Angola’s Secretary of State for Information Technologies, Manuel Homem said.

Speaking at a recent workshop in Luanda, Homem said meteorological services have a responsibility to contribute to the sustainable development, but this can only be achieved by their using of appropriate technology that would correctly predict the changing weather patterns.

“It is fundamental that National Institute of Meteorology and Geophysics switch to use appropriate information technologies and Communication instruments for the monitoring of the weather and climate so that they can strengthen their ability to elaborate and disseminate reliable forecasts,” said Homem.

He hailed the collaboration agreement between INAMET and the Joint Research Center of the European Union, within the joint path between Angola and the European bloc, as well as in the modernization of the institute.

 

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