Regional Activities

RA I Dissemination Expert Group

Following recommendations from the EUMETSAT User Forum in Africa and the WMO Regional Association I (Africa), the RA I Dissemination Expert Group (RAIDEG) was established by WMO in cooperation with EUMETSAT, as part of the strategy to improve satellite data accessibility and user awareness in developing countries.

RAiDEG ToR and Workplan 2022.

The group has held the following meetings:


Members Country Responsible for (Area/International Organization)
Maixent Kambi Congo-Brazzaville Central Africa
Kwame Adu Agyekum Ghana JCOMM
Vacant Kenya Eastern Africa
Sarah Kimani (Chair) Kenya  IMTR (CGMS VLab CoE)
Kumar Ram Dhurmea Mauritius Indian Ocean region
Tareq Soubai Morocco Northern Africa, DGM, CGMS, VLab CoE
Leon-Guy Razafindrakoto Niger ACMAD
Diakaria Kone Niger EAMAC/ASECNA, CGMS Vlab CoE

Jannie Stander

Abdoulaye Diouf  Senegal Western Africa
Nico Kroese South Africa Southern Africa
National Focal Points Country  
Mourad Benayeche Algeria  
Makondjou Diane Laourou Bênin  
Georger Calvin Moti Cameroon  
Nzemo Bawangama Congo  
Simon Musyimi Kenya   
Andrianambinina Raharisoa Madagascar  
Tareq Soubai Morocco  
Aristides Neves Domingos Mozambique  
Olumide Arike Olaniyan Nigeria  
Ahmed Hmam Tunisia  
Karen McCourt United Kingdom UK Met Office NWP model data for African NMHSs


Each NMHS has been requested to nominate national focal points for RAIDEG. Those that have not yet done so are encouraged to contact WMO in response to circular letter

23646-2022-I-SSU_en, 23646-2022-I-SSU_fr.