A ten-day conference dealing with the formation and future training of African meteorologists opened in Algiers on Monday (7th December).
GV Flags of countries.
SV Delegates from Congo-Kinshasa arrive.
SV Ghana delegate arriving.
LV Other delegates arrive.
SV INT, Delegates talking and checking papers.
SV Delegates enter hall and seated. (2 scenes)
SV Congo-Kinshasa delegates seated.
SV Ethiopian delegate seated.
CU Madagas can delegate seated.
Algerian delegate seated.
SV Tanzanian delegate seated.
SV Togolese delegate seated.
GV Conference Hall.
CV Algerian ministers speaking.
SV Delegates clapping and general view of conference.
Initials OJP/JH/CO/23.18 OJP/JH/CO/23.38
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Background: A ten-day conference dealing with the formation and future training of African meteorologists opened in Algiers on Monday (7th December). The conference is being attended by thirty African delegates as well as experts from the United Nations specialised agencies, and is sponsored by the World Meteorology Organisation.
Delegates to the conference are expected to consider the possibility of establishing regional training centres throughout, the African continent. They include representatives from Congo-Kinshasa and Ghana.
In an opening address, Mr Rabah Bitat.... the Algerian Minister of State in Charge of Transport....said that any training programmes for African should take into account political and economic realities on the continent, as well as climatic and physical conditions.
Consideration is to be given to the encouragement of meteorology as a subject for study at secondary school and university level, and delegates will also prepare and discuss pilot training programmes.