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Capacity Development

Note: The WIR is currently under construction, and tools and some of the information meant to be delivered here may not be available at this point. These are added gradually, and the plan is to have WIR completed by Cg-17 (2015).


Effective and sustainable WIGOS Capacity Development (CD) is an essential component of the WIGOS implementation. It is of paramount importance particularly to developing countries, especially to NMHSs of Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDSs), to enable them to develop, improve and sustain national WIGOS component observing systems. The WIGOS CD activities at national and regional levels will be focused on:

  1. Providing assistance to Members to introduce or improve institutional mandates and policies that enable effective implementation, operation and management of observing systems;
  2. Providing Members with tools to assist them in filling the existing gaps in the design, operation and maintenance of WIGOS observing systems, including both the infrastructure and human capacities development;
  3. Technological innovation, technology transfer, technical assistance and decision-support tools;
  4. Continuously assessing and addressing NMHS capacity development needs, including professional/technical training and development, project development; etc.

WIGOS CD activities will be complemented by, and coordinated with related CD efforts outside of WIGOS, in accordance with the WMO Capacity Development.




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