The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) (http://www.wmo.int) adopted a “Capacity Development Strategy" summarized here:

Capacity Development Vision: Stronger NMHSs to meet society’s need for information on weather, climate and water for the safety and well-being of people throughout the world.

Capacity Development Mission: To facilitate a holistic and integrated approach to sustainable Capacity Development of NMHSs especially in developing countries, LDCs and SIDSs through: advocacy, education and training, outreach, partnerships and resource mobilization, demonstration and pilot projects, service delivery and research.

Strategic Objectives and Strategic Approaches

Objective 1: Define required capacities and identify deficiencies

Objective 2: Increase visibility and national ownership

Objective 3: Optimize knowledge management

Objective 4: Reinforce resource mobilization and project management

Objective 5: Strengthen global, regional and sub-regional mechanisms

Objective 6: Increase education and research opportunities

An implementation plan is also available from http://www.wmo.int/pages/prog/dra/CDS.html

It is noted that WMO also developed a network of global and regional Training Centres in support of Capacity Development (see http://www.wmo.int/pages/prog/dra/CDS.html).

It is noted further that WMO and IOC/IODE are now collaborating on capacity development through sharing of expertise (e.g. WMO provided lecturers for the Train-the-trainer Course held at the IOC Project Office for IODE, 19-23 January 2015) and IOC/IODE was invited to be a member of the WMO steering committee for the WMO Global Campus.


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