Partnerships

Partnerships

The complexity of the Earth system – the atmosphere, oceans, freshwater bodies, land and the biosphere – and how it shapes weather, climate, hydrology and other environmental processes make it a challenge for scientists to improve the quality and accuracy of related information and products. No single government or agency has the necessary resources – financial or intellectual – to address all the challenges on its own. Consequently, the success of WMO depends on its ability to partner effectively with internal stakeholders and external organizations to meet its objectives.

WMO works in partnership with international agencies, other organizations, academia, the media and the private sector to improve the range and quality of critical environmental information and services. Strategic partnership initiatives at WMO are designed to:

  • Heighten understanding of the weather, climate and water information and service capabilities of the National Meteorological and Hydrological Offices of WMO Members within the United Nations system and other international and national organizations as well as among WMO Members. The expectation is that all partners and constituents will have a better understanding of these and leverage them for the public good.
  • Enhance the ability to use the capabilities and information of other organizations in developing and improving WMO information and services. The expectation is that the scope of services and the responsiveness of Members' agencies to emerging requirements will increase by leveraging capabilities of partners to develop and sustain service improvements.
  • Broaden partnerships between developed, developing and least developed countries, involving relevant national agencies. The expectation is that the capabilities of countries to acquire and exploit information for the public good will be enhanced and that all countries will benefit from closer cooperation.
  • Maintain a proactive role in ensuring a coherent, science-based approach within the United Nations system and among other stakeholders to implement international environmental conventions. The expectation is that WMO activities will be mainstreamed into agendas for action by the international community.
Office of Development Partnerships

The upcoming WMO Strategic Plan 2020-2023 sets an ambitious goal – to close the capacity gap on weather, climate and water services between developed and developing countries. Scaling up effective partnerships is one of the Strategic Objectives to achieve this Goal. 

Public-Private-Academic Sectors Engagement

The World Meteorological Organization has established a goal of expanding the cooperation between the various stakeholders participating in the global weather enterprise. This is in-line with the UN Sustainable Development Agenda 2030 which emphasizes the need for more partnerships between public and private sectors as a necessity for achieving the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

Agreements and arrangements

WMO works in partnership with international agencies, other organizations, academia, the media and the private sector to improve the range and quality of critical environmental information and services.