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RA I WIGOS IMPLEMENTATION PLAN Status Report as at 8 March 2013 By Amos Makarau.

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1 RA I WIGOS IMPLEMENTATION PLAN Status Report as at 8 March 2013 By Amos Makarau

2 Status RAI provisionally approved the TT-WIGOS Implementation plan (English version only) in October 2012 at the extra-Ordinary Congress of WMO. Translation into French still to be done It will be considered and adopted at the next RAI Session (2014/15)

3 RAI WIGOS Governance and Working Structure RAI (Plus MG) Sub-Regional WIGOS Coordination Groups (SR-WCG) RA I WIGOS Working Body (TT-WIGOS approved) Sub-regional WIGOS Working Body (national focal points)

4 Next Communication and Outreach - targeting Permanent Representatives - Operating at sub-regional level - two workshops planned for 2013 * 5-7 June (Southern Africa) * June (East Africa) - the rest of the sub-regions in 2013 (funding problem)

5 Next (Cntd) - Appointment of national WIGOS focal points within the course of the year -Development of templates for national WIGOS implementation -Distribution of WIGOS regulatory material -Attendant capacity development preferably at sub-regional levels

6 Challenges/Problems facing RAI in Implementing WIGOS Understanding of WIGOS (and WIS) still cloudy in RAI beginning with NMHS leadership. This includes its implementation, benefits and implications High staff turnover, including at the PR level. At the technical level, either due to resignations to newly created positions on climate change or en-mass retirement Communication Civil strife/ political instability in 3 of the sub-regions Other priorities (QMS, climate change, DRR, visibility, sustainability)

7 Request to ICG-WIGOS Urge WMO to expedite the translation of the RA I WIP into French Request WMO to avail financial resources to complete outreach workshops for 3 sub-Regions so that they can take place in 2013 Urge EC to take RAI as one of its priorities regarding WIGOS (and WIS) Regulatory material for, among others, AWSs, data management and metadata.

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