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Minister Edna Molewa to engage with women in meteorology and launch the MET Mbokodo Unite

19 August 2015

 

Minister of Environmental Affairs, Edna Molewa to engage with women in Meteorology and launch the MET Mbokodo Unite.

The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Mrs Edna Molewa will, on Saturday, 22 August 2015, engage with women in meteorology and related sciences and launch MET Mbokodo Unite.

This programme was developed by the South African Weather Service (SAWS), a state-owned entity reporting to the Department of Environmental Affairs, to commence a networking and mentorship programme for women in meteorology and related sciences. According to the World Meteorology Organization (WMO), only 23% of professionals in the meteorology, hydrology and atmospheric science fields globally are female. MET Mbokodo Unite will therefore seek to attract more women into the meteorology and related sciences fields.

The key issues to be discussed at the launch include the attraction and retention of women in the sector; the roadmap towards achieving gender equality and building climate resilient societies; and a mentorship programme for women in meteorology and related sciences.

Members of the media are invited as follows:

Date: Saturday, 22 August 2015

Time: 08H30 for 09H00

Venue: St. George’s Hotel, 58 Doornkloof, Goede Hoop Avenue, M57 Rietvleidam, Pretoria

Please RSVP to:

Lebogang  Maseko
E-mail: LMaseko@environment.gov.za
Tel: 012 399 8992
Cell: 079 276 3223

Or

Nthabeleng Mokitimi
E-mail: nthabeleng.mokitimi@weathersa.co.za
Cell: 073 222 5522

Media enquiries:

Albi Modise
Cell: 083 490 2871