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Training Course on Meteorology for Uganda was held in NUIST for The first Time

2016-11-08 11:26:01

From October 13 to November 1,20 senior meteorologists, weather analysts, Meteorological observers and weather forecasters have attended the 2016 Training Course on Meteorology for Uganda。The course lasts for three weeks, sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce and held by WMO RTC Nanjing.
On the morning of October 13, the opening ceremony of the 2016 Training Course on Meteorology for Uganda, was held in NUIST. Professor. Wang Suchun, the Executive Deputy Director of WMO RTC, presided over the opening ceremony.

During the opening ceremony, Vice President Niu Shengjie warmly welcomed all participants and expressed sincere gratitude to the Ministry of Commerce for their long-term support. He gave a brief introduction to the seminar which will involves various topics relating to meteorology, focusing on  strengthening capacity for building meteorological services. He noted that the bilateral course is not only a symbol of the friendship between two peoples and a close cooperation between China and Uganda in terms of Meteorological and hydrological institutions, but a action to intensify meteorological capacity and overall quality in both countries. More importantly, it is a forum for sharing knowledge and experiences.

On behalf of all participants, Mr. MWESIGWA ALBERT  who’s Senior Officer of Human Resources from Uganda National Weather Service delivered a speech. He thanked the Chinese government and the Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology for hosting the seminar for Uganda. He said, The seminar will promote the services of the Meteorological Service in Uganda, increase the operational level and boost the quality of services. He stressed that Uganda and China have developed friendly and mutually beneficial relations in various fields over the past few decades, and the fruitful cooperation has brought tangible benefits to the two peoples. He hoped to continue to strengthen cooperation in education and exchanges.

The Seminar will serve as a platform for foreign aid training and serve as a national strategy to promote exchanges and cooperation with developing countries, and it is the first training course for Uganda organized by the WMO Nanjing Regional Training Center