WASCAL has been granted the privilege of co-organizing the 3rd edition of PRÉvisions Saisonnières en Afrique de l’Ouest (PRESAO) for the Sudan-Sahel region of West Africa (PRESASS-03).
PRESASS-03 is an annual forum from May-July organized by ACMAD (African Center of Meteorological Applications for Development) and AGRHYMET for all West African meteorological, hydrological and agronomic institutions.
The overall goal is to derive consensus forecasts for the forthcoming rainy season (June-September). All West African countries are involved, including the 15 ECOWAS countries, Mauritania, Tchad, Central African Republic, and Cameroon in addition to other resource persons from the USA, Italy, France, and Germany.
This year, the event takes place at WASCAL’s premises at the Competence Center in Ouagadougou. Co-organizer is “la Direction Generale de la Meteorologie” (DGM) of Burkina Faso. The pre-forum is May 16-19, 2016 for parallel workshop sessions with all scientists and a press conference on May 20 with all officials such as ministries and the state secretary of Burkina Faso, the directors of organizing institutions etc.