The range of WMO capacity development activities includes support to countries for framing national legislation covering weather, water and climate activities through compliance with WMO regulations, education and training, demonstration projects, regional support, research, development partnerships and appropriate institutional arrangements.
The WMO Capacity Development Strategy aims to assist Member States and Territories by:
- Identifying the services they required from their National Meteorological and Hydrological Services as well as the capacity gaps which limit the delivery of such services,
- Addressing gaps in their National Meteorological and Hydrological Services’ ability to comply with WMO Technical Regulations,
- Formulating national plans, project/programme or proposals for capacity development and seeking support for their implementation,
- Exchanging information on the needs of National Meteorological and Hydrological Services and coordinating assistance from other Members and development partners,
- Developing and implementing regional and national capacity development projects, especially those which serve to demonstrate socio-economic benefits, innovative approaches and technologies with scientific and technical support to ensure projects and national development activities are in line with WMO Standards,
- Advocating for external and internal support,
- Promoting international cooperation with development partners and regional and international organizations and
- Building the skills of National Meteorological and Hydrological Services staff.