Public-Private Engagement (PPE)

Public-Private Engagement (PPE)


Over the last years, WMO, in cooperation with various partners, has been developing a new approach for greater engagement between the public, private and academic sectors operating in the global weather enterprise. In 2018 and 2019 – at the 70th Session of its Executive Council and the 18th Session of the World Meteorological Congress – WMO refined guidance and policies to encourage and enable Members to pursue mutually beneficial partnerships and engagement with all sectors and stakeholders in order to enhance weather, climate and water services for business, individuals and society as a whole.




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October 2023:  Now the Summary Report of the OCP-HL-4 Session on the EW4All initiative is available at the WMO library. Please, visit the event website to consult more resources about the session.
September 2023:  Detailed good practices of Switzerland, Norway, the UK, Japan, and Nigeria are available. It comprises an analysis of the "process", "modality", and "added-value" of the partnership. Visit the practices overview section for more information. 

August 2023: 

 Now the information of the panel discussion of the 8th Symposium on US-International Partnerships - Unlocking the Potencial of Data and Information: An Invited Leadership Session on Innovative Approaches in PPE is avaialble on the AMS 103 website, along with the recording

June 2023:

 Now slides and recording of the Fourth High-level Session of the Open Consultative Platform held last 26 May 2023 during the World Meteorological Congress 19 are available on the dedicated website

May 2023:

 The Fourth Session of the Open Consultative Platform will take place on 26 May 2023. Please visit the event webpage to obtain further information about the theme and speakers. Access the Youtube live streaming here.

 Now you can have access to slides and recordings of the Information Session on EW4ALL for HMEI Members on the dedicated website

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About PPE


Implementing Mechanisms:

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Activities and Events


PPE Resources

WMO drives awareness building and improved cooperation among the public, private and academic sectors.
WMO PPE calls for all stakeholders' participation in the open processes.
Find more information about what the Open Consultative Platform is.
Connect to and participate in the PPE activities.
Find a series of good practices, news, relevant publications, and other information for partners.

WMO, as a United Nations organization, is driven by the United Nations' global agendas. Today, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change are the principal global agreements framing the goals and objectives of WMO.

The WMO Strategic Plan 2020-2023 sets three overarching priorities: enhancing preparedness for hydrometeorological extremes, supporting climate-smart decisions and enhancing socioeconomic benefits of related services. Its aim is for greater contribution to the societal needs reflected in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Plan recognizes the growing demand for actionable, accessible and authoritative science-based information to address the increasing threats of extreme weather and the urgency of climate action for resilience, mitigation and adaptation. It addresses, in particular, the need to reduce the growing capacity gap in infrastructure and services among its Members by making use of rapid advancements in science and technology and through innovative partnerships. Achievement of the UN's global goals and the WMO Strategic Plan requires that different sectors and actors work in partnership in an integrated manner, pooling financial resources, knowledge and expertise.

The WMO strategic orientation towards an Earth System approach – and the changing data and service delivery landscape – urges the development of innovative partnerships between the various stakeholders engaged in the weather, climate and water services value chain. Since 2014, WMO has accelerated its work on such partnerships by shaping a new multi-stakeholder workstream branded Public-Private Engagement (PPE). In 2019, the 18th session of the World Meteorological Congress adopted the Geneva Declaration 2019: Building Community for Weather, Climate and Water Actions (which is available in English, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish from WMO Library) – a high-level policy act manifesting the WMO position, policy and guidance on public-private engagement in support of the Sustainable Development Agenda, climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction.


How to get involved

PPE activities, including meetings and events, are made possible through joint partnerships and sponsorship. Any form of contribution, financial or in-kind, can advance the joint PPE effort within and beyond each individual sector’s means.

Partners contribute to various PPE initiatives by participating in the open dialogue, identifying common challenges (White Papers), sharing good practices, contributing to collaborative partnerships and practices, and securing financial resources to conduct joint activities. WMO welcomes the opportunity to form partnerships with governments, the private sector, non-governmental and intergovernmental organizations, academia, foundations, and associations.

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PPE and WMO Members

WMO Members, on the adoption of the Geneva Declaration 2019, reaffirmed their commitment to work more closely with a broad range of stakeholders from all sectors to meet growing societal needs. Within the WMO PPE framework, Members are encouraged to assess the current status of the “national weather, climate, and water enterprise” and the associated enabling legislative environment for public-private-academic engagement and collaboration.

By establishing and guiding the national PP(A)E dialogue, Members can build mutual awareness and trust, as well as collectively evaluate, strengthen and innovate the entire value change of weather, climate, and water services. Targets and success indicators could be co-developed to address diverse societal requirements and business models through such a dialogue.

WMO PPE supports Members’ efforts to initiate national/regional dialogues and initiatives to build trust and enhance cooperation among stakeholders in all sectors.


>  December Newsletter Issue available in the Newsletter Section

The 2022 WMO Teccal Conference on Meteorological and Environmental Instruments and Methods of Observation (TECO-2022) will take place from 10 to 13 October 2022. If any of the topics are of your interest, please submit your abstracts at the following link.

Special Announcement

Public-Private Engagement in Weather, Climate and Water Training Course released on 27.02.2023

The Public-Private Engagement in Weather, Climate and Water Services was launched last 27.02.2023. Enroll in the following link.

The PPE Training course is divided into 4 modules. After completing the course, the learner should be able to know: 

  • The basis for Public-Private Engagement
  • Legislative and Institutional Frameworks for PPE
  • Data Sharing
  • Approaches for PPE

High-Level Regional Forum of the Open Consultative Platform in RA I (Africa) on 14.02.2023 in Addis Ababa

The objetive of this High-Level Regional Forum is to bring together the Permanent Representative of RA I with WMO and representative from the private and academic sectors to facilitate dialogue among them and discuss region-specific issues, opportunities, and initiatives to enhance cross-sector cooperation and collaboration that improve socio-economic benefits of weather, climate and water services as well as contributing to the executive action plan of Early Warnings for All: the UN Global Early Warning initiative for the implementation of Climate Adaptation. 

The discussion included but was not limited to identifiying common interest; understanding the complementary roles and strenghts of actors from the public, private and academic sectors; exploring opportunities for partnerships within the region; enhancing the collective capacity of all stakeholders to leverage resources, and sustainin quality services. 

Recordings and key messages are available.

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High-Level Regional Forum of the Open Consultative Platform in RA IV on 8.02.2023 in Kingston

In 2019 WMO Congress endorsed Resolution 79: Open Consultative Platform "PARTNERSHIP AND INNOVATION FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF WEATHER AND CLIMATE INTELLIGENCE" through which Members agreed that the World Meteorological Organization (WMO should continue to play a central roles in facilitating the dialogue between the public, private and academic sectors. Also, regional associations are requested to stimulate informal consultation with stakeholders from all sectors, across the value chain, to analyze and build an understandin of sub-regional and regional circumstances in public-private engagement, inclusing legal frameworks that govern PPE and provide regional inputs through the Open Consultative Platform (OCP).

The High-Level Regional Forum will bring togehter the Permanent Representative of RA IV and high-level regional representatives of the private and academic sectors to discuss region IV-specific issues, opportunities, and initiative for leveraging cooperation and collaboration between sectors that enhance socio-economic benefits of weather and climate services as well as contributing to the executive action plan of Early Warnings for Allo: the UN Global Early Warning Initiative for the implementation of Climate Adaptation. 

Recordings and key messages are available.

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OCP White Paper #2 Future of National Meteorological or Hydrometeorological Services - Evolving Roles and Responsibilities

This OCP White Paper on the Future of National Meteorological or Hydrometeorological Services - Evolving Roles and Responsiblities has been produced as a collective endeavour of a group of world-leading experts to analyse trends, challenges and opportunities in a dynamic environment. It is focused on evolgin roles, responsibilities, operational scenarions and partnership mechanism that define the furutre of workd of NMSs as national institutions and key participants in the global weather, climate and water ecosystem of stakeholders. The primary objective of this papers is to inform key decisions on the future development of NMSs, consider risks, opportunities and scenarios for the foreseen institutional. technological and operational changes, and enable better governance choices to mitigate possible negative impacts. Another objective of this papers is to help set direction for WMO in its strategic planning process, with the recognition that NMSs play a decisive role for the achievement of long-term goals and strategic objectives. 

Click here to download the White Paper 2 


Summary Report on the High-Level Regional Forum of the OCP in RA III (South America)

This reports intends to summaryse the main ideas that where verted in the High-Level Regional Forum of the Open Consultative Platform in RA III, held in Cartagena de Indias on 21 July 2022.

Click here to consult the full report

WMO Open Consultative Platform White Paper #1 - Future of weather and climate forecasting

In June 2019, WMO launched the Open Consultative Platform (OCP), Partnership and Innovation for the Next Generation of Weather and Climate Intelligence, in recognition that the progress in weather and climate services to the society will require a community-wide approach with participation of the stakeholders from the public and private sectors, as well as academia and civil society. We are pleased to inform the community that the first OCP White Paper entitled “Future of weather and climate forecasting” has been published as WMO-No. 1263. This White Paper is a collective endeavor of more than 30 lead scientists and experts to analyze trends, challenges and opportunities in a very dynamic environment. The main purpose of the paper is to set directions and recommendations for scheduled progress, avoiding potential disruptions and leveraging opportunities through public–private engagement over the coming decade. 

WMO library link of this white paper

Press release on 1 April 2021