Goals and objectives
One of the primary aims of WMO, as laid down in its Convention, is to encourage training in meteorology and operational hydrology, and to assist in coordinating the international aspects of such training. In this connection, the Education and Training Programme (ETRP) is a WMO Major Programme, the purpose of which is to assist Members' in particular developing countries and countries with economies in transition, in obtaining personnel specially educated and trained to internationally agreed standards in order to carry out the activities and operations of NMHSs required at the global, regional and national levels for the effective provision of meteorological and hydrological services in support of sustainable development of Member countries.
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