The Education and Training Programme (ETRP) assists the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) to develop staff members with the qualifications and competencies required by the WMO Technical Regulations (Standards) in order to meet international obligations when delivering meteorological, hydrological and related services.
The Programme also assists Members in:
- developing and using meteorological, hydrological and climatologic education and training resources;
- coordinating the setting of international standards for education and training; and
- providing meteorological, hydrological and climatologic education and training to personnel in Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDSs).
Education and Training Programme activities are carried out in collaboration with WMO Regional Training Centres (RTCs), national meteorological training institutions, the training units of Meteorological Services, universities and research centres in accordance with WMO policies such as Gender Mainstreaming, Service Delivery and Capacity Development.