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   Sahel Conference 2007:
Improving Lives by Understanding Weather
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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
2 - 6 April 2007
Offices of the Permanent Inter-states Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (CILSS)

The Sahel Conference 2007 is sponsored by Programme SAAGA in Burkina Faso, the Meteorological Services in Mali & Burkina Faso, and the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) Africa Initiative.
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Conference Goals
The purpose of this conference is to explore ways to increase the value and use of meteorological data and models for the economic and social benefit of countries in the Sahel. Conference outcomes will include a set of next steps to guide long-term collaborations between the African National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHS), African universities, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), and UCAR Member Universities.

Conference Outcomes
The conference was very successful and participants decided upon several action items.
Read the Sahel Conference 2007 Draft Conference Summary   
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Contact Information
For questions about travel, lodging, or registration please contact:
- Liz Hoswell via email ( or phone (+ 001.303.497.1535).

For questions about conference logistics in Burkina Faso please contact a member of the local conference committee :
- Mama Konaté, Director General Pemanent Representative of Mali with WMO, via email ( or phone (+ 223 220 51 52 or + 223 674 10 90)
- Colonel Abraham Traoré, Coordonnateur National Programme SAAGA, via email ( or phone (+ 226 50 33 06 95)
- Mr. Diallo, Director of the National Meteorological Service Burkina Faso, via email ( or phone (+ 226 70 26 1250)



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