Disaster Risk Reduction

The impact of disasters is different for women and men due to social constructs. Empowering women builds important capacities for disaster response and climate resilience.

Public Health

Many of the health risks that are affected by weather and climate impact women differently from men. Education and empowering women contributes to better health outcomes.


Water Resources Management

Gender differences abound in water management practices, which often leave women more vulnerable to weather and climate variability. Strengthening their rights and voice can help.

Agriculture / Food Security

Empowering women to use weather and climate services effectively in agriculture is essential to achieving a world without hunger.

Careers in Weather, Climate and Water

Empowering women to participate professionally in weather, climate and water sciences and policy. More

See also:

WMO Youth website

Download our Carreers in Meteorology brochure

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