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Gender diversity has a positive impact on the overall quality of leadership and decision-making. Recognizing this, the WMO has initiated a series of workshops to enhance leadership skills and provide opportunities for women to participate in decision-making forums.

The Regional Association I (Africa) Women's Leadership Workshop will take place from 16 to 17 February 2019 at the Conference Centre of the Egyptian Meteorological Authority, Cairo, Egypt. It will be followed by the Regional Conference (RECO), the Fourth African Conference for Meteorology (AMCOMET-4) and the seventeenth session of RA I (RA I-17). 

The workshop is intended for female delegates to RA I-17, participants in RECO and AMCOMET-4 and female professionals from the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHS) and other relevant institutions of RA I member states. Priority for participation in the workshop will be given to delegates and experts attending the above sessions.

The workshop's content is oriented towards building a set of practical leadership skills, with a focus on communications, negotiations and consensus-building. The workshop is envisioned as an interactive and dynamic event, with time allocated for feedback, insights and exchange of lessons learned.


The RA I Women's Leadership Workshop will start on Saturday, 16 February, at 9:00 am in Room 207 of the Conference Centre of the Egyptian Meteorological Authority, Al Khalifa Al Maamoun Street, Cairo.

Consult the Workshop Agenda


Transportation to the Workshop Venue:
A bus will leave at 8:00 am from the three hotels (Radisson Blu, Royal Marshal and Triumph) on both 16 and 17 February. It will make a return trip after 18:00. 

All material arrangements (e.g. entry requirements, transportation, hotels and special rates) for the RA I Women’s Leadership Workshop, the RECO, AMCOMET-4 and RA I-17 are available here:
For a list of recommended hotels and special rates see Appendix A of the above document. For booking, please use the Hotel Reservation Form available in Appendix B.

To secure these special rates, please fill in and send the Hotel Reservation Form to the local organizing committee (LOC).

Local organizing committee
E-mail :
Fax: +20 24646715

Link to the official website of the Egyptian Meteorological Authority

Selection Process

The workshop is intended for a small group of 20-25 female professionals from National Meteorological and Hydrological Services, universities and other institutions of WMO Member states. Participants are expected to:

  • Hold and academic degree in meteorology, hydrology, climatology or another related field;
  • Hold a senior professional and/or managerial post;
  • Maintain a high level of competency in their technical or functional discipline;
  • Integrate organizational goals and values with stakeholder and customer needs;
  • Demonstrate keen interest in international cooperation in meteorology, hydrology and/or climatology;
  • Have working knowledge of English. 

The Permanent Representatives (PRs) of Members of Regional Association I nominated participants who match the profile described above. They were also encouraged to include the prospective workshop participants in their RA-I delegations and/or as participants in the RECO and AMCOMET-4. Note that the nomination process is now closed.  

Download Nomination Form:

Based on the nominations received, a Selection Committee shortlisted the most qualified candidates, while ensuring for fair sub-regional representation and a variety of participants' qualifications and experience. Limited financial resources are available to sponsor the travel and per diem of participants.  

Language of Instruction

The workshop will take place in English only. No interpretation will be made available.