The main objective of the workshop is to discuss main issues of weather, climate and hydrological service delivery in Central Asia and reach agreement on how to improve these services by bringing together representatives of NMHS in the region, main users and donor community). It is expected that a scope, main activities and cooperation modalities for regional Hydromet program will be discussed and, possibly, agreed upon during the workshop.
Participants will include representatives of:
•NMHS main users: Government officials, weather dependant sectors (early warning and disaster reduction, agriculture, water resources management, energy, transport, municipal services), mass media, etc.
•Senior NMHS officials from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan
•Donor, IFI and UN representatives (China and Russia NMHS may also participate)
•Academia, consultants, NGOs.
Number of participants may be in the range 40-60 including at least 4-5 invited participants from each participating country.
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