The WCRP Plan and Activities for Education and Professional Development

To accomplish its mission, WCRP needs to broaden the engagement of the international climate science community and entrain as many scientists as possible into its activities.

WCRP recognizes that its success depends on engaging the next generation of scientists as well as increasing the scientific capacity in developing countries.

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Current Projects

Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR)

To assist the developing and least developed countries of the Greater Horn of Africa (GHA) region to undertake and appropriately use climate projections in adaptation planning, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the World Bank are collaborating to develop and implement a programme of three linked workshops.

The programme is being implemented by the WMO-sponsored Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) and World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), by the WMO World Climate Applications and Services Programme (WCASP) and World Climate Data and Monitoring Programme (WCDMP), and by the Nairobi-based IGAD (Inter-Governmental Authority on Development) Climate Prediction and Applications Center (ICPAC).... more

IAI Training Institute on the Use of Seasonal Climate Predictions for Applications in Latin America, 2-13 August 2010, Buenos Aires.

The Training Institute is hosted by the School of Exact and Natural Sciences of the University of Buenos Aires (FCEN/UBA) in Argentina, in collaboration with the IAI and the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI). The Training Institute is funded by the US National Science Foundation (NSF) through the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR). Co-sponsors are the World Climate Research Program (WCRP) and UNESCO┬┤s International Hydrological Programme (PHI).

The Overall Objective of this training institute is to increase local and regional capacity on the use of seasonal prediction tailored to user needs in different socioeconomic sectors (agriculture, health, water resources, disaster risk reduction, etc) of Latin America. The course consists of two weeks of lectures, seminars, discussions and practical exercises.... more






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