Initiatives Build Climate Change Capacity of Civil Servants, Hydromet Services
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The Climate Change Department of Uganda’s Ministry of Water and Environment of Uganda, with support from UN CC:Learn and local partners, developed a document, titled ‘National Climate Change Training Manual for the Inter-institutional Climate Change Desk Officers and Relevant Stakeholders for Uganda’.

The WMO and the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology co-hosted the 13th Education and Training Symposium to enhance hydromet capacity.

1 November 2017: Recent capacity-building activities have focused on climate change education and training for various stakeholders ranging from desk officers and private sector representatives to meteorological and hydrological services. Uganda issued a training manual on climate change. An international training symposium sought to improve the capacity of hydro-meteorological (hydromet) services internationally to address extreme weather and climate change.

The Climate Change Department (CCD) of the Ministry of Water and Environment (MWE) of Uganda, with support from the One UN Climate Change Learning Partnership (UN CC:Learn) and local partners, developed a document titled, ‘National Climate Change Training Manual for the Inter-institutional Climate Change Desk Officers and Relevant Stakeholders for Uganda.’ The purpose of the manual is to train desk officers from different ministries, as well as representatives from the private sector and civil society organizations, on climate change and its impacts, as well as possible adaptation and mitigation options. [UNITAR Press Release] [UN CC:Learn Press Release]

SYMET-XIII focused on expanding partnerships to address global challenges, including those associated with implementation of the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) co-hosted the 13th Education and Training Symposium (SYMET-XIII) in Barbados from 30 October to 1 November 2017. The quadrennial event brought together weather, climate and water experts from around the world to discuss: education and training essential for service delivery by National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs); increasing education and training capacity to meet current and expected increases in demand, especially in developing and Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and small island developing States (SIDS); and expanding partnerships to address global challenges, including those associated with implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate change and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, along with resource mobilization to support education and training needs. [WMO Press Release] [SYMET-XIII WMO Webpage]

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