The CSI is a mechanism that will provide WMO advisory services to developing countries and development partners. It will harvest the expertise and knowledge from WMO Members and its vast institutional network. The CSI will provide technical support on developing, implementing and evaluating hydromet related projects. It will target in particular projects developed by entities accredited to the Green Climate Fund, the Adaptation Fund and Global Environment Facility to ensure these contribute to strengthen national, regional and global hydrometeorological systems and capacity.
The CSI is forming a “high ambition coalition” with the objective of increasing the effectiveness of investments. It will provide demand-driven, objective and rapid response advice. The CSI will bring together bilateral partners that contribute to the multi-donor trust fund, national hydrometeorological offices that provide advisory services, as well as developing countries and development partners that request support from the initiative. The CSI is expected to be operational by mid-2020.