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1 WMO Strengthening and Sustaining National Meteorological Service J. Lengoasa Deputy Secretary-General Chairperson of the Steering Committee WMO

2 Concern…  Hydro-meteorological hazards cause high societal impacts and risks in many countries, which are being exacerbated as a result of climate change  Many NMHSs lack the infrastructural, technical, human and institutional capacities to provide provide high- quality meteorological services  Many NMHSs don’t benefit from science and technology advances being made in Prediction  Growing technology gap in weather forecasting

3 WMO Coordinated and integrated approach  Global collective effort being built in collaboration with partners and stakeholders  International cooperation at a global, regional and national levels is essential  Build on the historic legacy of the World Weather Watch (WWW)

4 WMO WMO’s Global Data-processing and Forecasting System (GDPFS)  World-wide network of operational centres operated by WMO Members at global, regional and national levels

5 WMO At the Global level… Global GDPFS centres:  provide global weather and climate prediction products  coordinate and support data exchange, and major capacity building activities

6 WMO At the Regional level… Global GDPFS centres:  downscale and tailor weather and climate products to address regional needs (like- countries) Regional Critical for Capacity Development requiring resources beyond a single nation

7 WMO At the National level… Global GDPFS centres:  ensure access to data and products, and effective routine use of this information  preparation of forecasts and warnings to meet national user requirements, especially supporting their national warning programmes for protection of life, livehoods and property Regional National

8  Dramatic developments in weather forecasting science  Leading to improved alerting of weather hazards, at increased lead-times of warnings  Developing countries, including LDCs, saw little progress  Increasing gap in application of advanced technology in early warnings  WMO SWFDP attempts to close this gap, by applying the ‘Cascading Forecasting Process’ (regional frameworks) 8 The Challenge… mitigating the growing technology gap in weather forecasting

9 Ultimate goal… Effective and efficient global forecasting system Consolidate the SWFDP into sustainable operational services in all WMO Regions

10 Working in Partnerships to strengthen and sustain NMHSs Increased investment coming Hydromet community reflects increased: costs of hydromet impacts / hazards awareness of chronic underfunding over many years awareness of socio-economic benefits. Main channels of funding: Direct from Govt Direct bi-laterally (Govt to Govt) International Funds: CIF, GEF, Adaptation and Green Funds Philanthropic (Gates, Rockefeller, Wellcome Trust etc…)

11 Working in Partnerships to strengthen and sustain NMHSs Who are the major stakeholders of NMHSs? National governments / owning departments National institutions (academia, research institutes, agencies) General Public in the respective country Private sector (nationally and internationally) Neighbouring countries institutions and public UN (WMO, World Bank and MDB, UNDP…)

12 Thank you for your attention J. Lengoasa Deputy Secretary-General Chairperson of the Steering Committee


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