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GMES 4th Forum Baveno, Italy 25-28 November 2003 GMES CAPACITY BUILDING ISSUES Jan H. Stel Professor in Ocean Space & Human Activity International Centre.

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1 GMES 4th Forum Baveno, Italy November 2003 GMES CAPACITY BUILDING ISSUES Jan H. Stel Professor in Ocean Space & Human Activity International Centre for Integrative Studies University of Maastricht The Netherlands

2 GMES 4th Forum Baveno, Italy November 2003 Global dimension of GMES “Information on Environment and Security in non-EU territories (e.g. Africa) is required by a number of EU policies (e.g. Development and Humanitarian Aid). GMES will help fulfilling information needs in non-EU” Overview of global activities of relevance to GMES Info document 4 th GMES Forum, 2003

3 GMES 4th Forum Baveno, Italy November 2003 GMES Capacity Building Focus on one sub-system of GMES: Ocean Space Two aspects: Capacity building within GMESCapacity building within GMES Capacity outside GMES countriesCapacity outside GMES countries What is missing so far is a GMES Education and Training Program

4 GMES 4th Forum Baveno, Italy November 2003 Capacity Building Components at different levels: Micro-level of individual scientist, operator, technician etc.Micro-level of individual scientist, operator, technician etc. Meso-level at the institutional levelMeso-level at the institutional level Macro-level of a national environment that is willing to support and sustain the activityMacro-level of a national environment that is willing to support and sustain the activity OECD, 1996

5 GMES 4th Forum Baveno, Italy November 2003 Capacity Building Micro-level capabilities and requirements: Capacity to formulate a research proposal and to carry out the entire research cycleCapacity to formulate a research proposal and to carry out the entire research cycle Appropriate qualifications through further (academic) training (MA and PhD)Appropriate qualifications through further (academic) training (MA and PhD) Motivation, and opportunity to undertake researchMotivation, and opportunity to undertake research External contacts, networks, membership professional associationsExternal contacts, networks, membership professional associations Access to information (libraries, databases, etc.) and equipmentAccess to information (libraries, databases, etc.) and equipment OECD, 1996 OECD, 1996

6 GMES 4th Forum Baveno, Italy November 2003 Capacity Building Institutional level needs: Policy and management structure and capabilities (priority-setting, monitoring, evaluation) – projects and programsPolicy and management structure and capabilities (priority-setting, monitoring, evaluation) – projects and programs Adequate infrastructure in terms of buildings, equipment, vessels etc.Adequate infrastructure in terms of buildings, equipment, vessels etc. Acquisition and management of funds.Acquisition and management of funds. Training of scientist and staff developmentTraining of scientist and staff development Provision of adequate incentives and working conditionsProvision of adequate incentives and working conditions Network of contacts (government, NGOs etc.) OECD, 1996Network of contacts (government, NGOs etc.) OECD, 1996

7 GMES 4th Forum Baveno, Italy November 2003 Capacity Building ‘Enabling national environment’ concerns: National commitment to maintain the activity including fundingNational commitment to maintain the activity including funding Mechanisms for bilateral and multilateral partnershipsMechanisms for bilateral and multilateral partnerships Mechanism to transfer results to societyMechanism to transfer results to society Links between research, policy, practiceLinks between research, policy, practice A professional environment with associations, standards, mobility, incentives etc. OECD, 1996A professional environment with associations, standards, mobility, incentives etc. OECD, 1996

8 GMES 4th Forum Baveno, Italy November 2003 Capacity Building Phases: Initial stageInitial stage research capacities are limited Transitional stageTransitional stage local capacity develops at one of the levels defined earlier Developed stageDeveloped stage dynamic research capability, well linked to society, and self supporting RAWOO, 1996 RAWOO, 1996

9 GMES 4th Forum Baveno, Italy November 2003 Focus on Ocean Space information relevant for South Africa, Southern Africa and Europe Partnership approach Capacity Building: South Africa

10 GMES 4th Forum Baveno, Italy November 2003 Partnership approach 5 years planning, 10 years setting5 years planning, 10 years setting Taylor made to system, country etcTaylor made to system, country etc Joint planning, excecutionJoint planning, excecution Education and TrainingEducation and Training Learning by doingLearning by doing Teach the teachersTeach the teachers Adress CB levelsAdress CB levels Political commitmentPolitical commitment Capacity Building: South Africa

11 GMES 4th Forum Baveno, Italy November 2003 Capacity Building in WMO The concept of capacity building encompasses a country’s human, scientific, thechnological, organisational, institutionla and resource capabilities and therefor embraces a multi-dimensioned and multi- disciplined context An essential element in building capacity is the development of human resources through education and training WMO and marine capacity building, 1998

12 GMES 4th Forum Baveno, Italy November 2003 Capacity Building in WMO Insufficiency of educated or trained staff in weather servics from developing countries is a chronic and hard-to-solve problem, as their education or training requires, in many cases, a long period of study and advanced equipment facilities to provide benefits WMO Technical co-operation Programme, TCP Expert missionsExpert missions FellowshipsFellowships Equipment supply and related servicesEquipment supply and related services WMO and marine capacity building, 1998

13 GMES 4th Forum Baveno, Italy November 2003 GMES Education and Training A transition to operational oceanography EuroGOOS trainingcourses EuroGOOS trainingcourses Svendrup School of Operational Oceanograpy European Masters in EEZ governance Selected capacity building activities in Africa through partnerships

14 GMES 4th Forum Baveno, Italy November 2003 GMES Capacity Building CONCLUSIONS and SUGGESTIONS Education and training should start now for the different GMES systems, being: AtmosphereAtmosphere Ocean Space (prime candidate)Ocean Space (prime candidate) LandLand Socio-economicSocio-economic Earth Observations (techniques)Earth Observations (techniques)

15 GMES 4th Forum Baveno, Italy November 2003 GMES Capacity Building CONCLUSIONS and SUGGESTIONS Planning should start of focussed capacity building in assessing countries, with Russia, and in developing countries through pilot projects (ArcticGOOS, Black Sea, North and South Africa) Partnership approach

16 GMES 4th Forum Baveno, Italy November 2003 Doorways of Hope Lead yourself through these doors to fulfill your lost dreams Lend a helping hand and together let us break the barriers of selfishness, leave hopelessness behind and follow the stairway into lasting perseverance Seikha Hessah Maktoum Al Maktoum, 1997


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