The development of the GFCS Implementation Plan has involved extensive consultation to ensure that the GFCS addresses current gaps and needs identified across the pillars and initial priority areas by stakeholders. Since the endorsement of the Draft GFCS Implementation Plan by the Extraordinary Session of the World Meteorological Congress (Cg-Ext.(2012)) in October 2012, further consultation has taken place under the guidance of the GFCS Project Oversight Board and the involvement of several UN Agencies and other organizations. This process has led to the development of this initial Compendium of projects to help realize the goals of the Framework, building upon the Annexes to the Implementation Plan and the Exemplars for the four initial priority areas.
The projects contained in this initial Compendium are designed to give impetus to the Framework and to make a real difference to people on the ground by contributing directly to the achievement of the Framework goals. They encompass all five pillars of the Framework and include projects targeted at the four priority areas of GFCS: Agriculture and Food Security, Disaster Risk Reduction, Health and Water.