Climate experts from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) will meet in Angola’s Luanda on Aug. 28 amid a severe drought since 2018 in the southern region of the country.
A note of the organization distributed Tuesday to the press here says that the SADC experts will meet under the 23rd Southern African Regional Climate Outlook Forum (SARCOF-23).
The meeting aims to analyze and project climate behavior at the continental region as well as disseminate the seasonal rainfall and temperature forecast for the upcoming seasons until March 2020.
The Luanda meeting will be held under the theme “understanding the earth system to build resilience against recurring extreme weather and climate events in SADC region.”
According to the United Nations, 2.3 million people are affected by the drought and consequent food insecurity in southern Angola. About 490,000 of those affected are children under the age of five.
The UN announced on May 28 that it has granted 6.4 million U.S. dollars to the Angolan government to address the drought crisis for six months. Enditem