Development Partnerships

Development Partnerships

Closing the hydromet capacity gap through effective partnerships

According to the World Economic Forum 2020 Global Risks Report, the  top global risks are weather, climate and water related. Addressing these risks and the associated challenges requires bold and concerted efforts from governments, development partners and the private sector. WMO and its Members play a pivotal role in providing weather, climate, water and related environmental services that protect lives, property and livelihoods – known for short as “hydromet” services. Today, many developing countries  face major capacity constraints in providing such services as the foundation for resilient and sustainable development.

There is an urgent need to go beyond business as usual when it comes to  strengthening hydromet capacity in developing countries through effective partnerships. In June 2019, the World Meteorological Congress adopted a sweeping reform including a resolution to scale up effective partnerships for investments in sustainable and cost-efficient infrastructure and service delivery. This decision represents a milestone in the collaboration between WMO and development partners in supporting developing countries in closing the hydromet capacity gap by 2030. This will be achieved by:

  • Uniting and scaling up efforts
  • Providing WMO technical advice
  • Innovating finance

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Alliance for Hydromet Development

The Alliance for Hydromet Development brings together major international development, humanitarian and climate finance institutions, collectively committed to scale up and unite efforts to  close the hydromet capacity gap by 2030.

Country Hydromet Diagnostics

Country Hydromet Diagnostics

The Country Hydromet Diagnostics responds to the need for a standardized, integrated and operational tool and approach for assessing National Meteorological Services, their operating environment, and their contribution to high-quality weather, climate, hydrological and environmental information services and warnings.

Systematic Observations Financing Facility

The challenge: Missing foundational data for climate adaptation and resilient development

Climate Risk and Early Warning Systems (CREWS)

The specialized Climate Risk and Early Warning Systems (CREWS) initiative saves lives, assets and livelihoods through increased access to early weather warnings and risk information for people in Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) – the world’s most vulnerable countries.