WMO RA II Workshop on Regional WIGOS Centres for West Asia

The WMO Regional Association II (RA II) Workshop on Regional WIGOS Centres (RWCs) for West Asia, was held in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, from 30 April to 2 May 2019, at the kind invitation of the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and it was hosted by the General Authority for Meteorology and Environmental Protection (GAMEP) and co-organized by WMO Secretariat. The goals of the workshop were: to increase awareness of WIGOS for Members of West Asia, to review and further progress on establishing the RWCs in RA II, including the discussion of a coordination mechanism.

Representatives from five Members of West Asia (4 from RA II and one from RA VI), as well as representatives from two RWCs in RA II plus representatives from two candidates for RWCs, participated at the Workshop which was organized according to the following sessions: 1- Review of WIGOS Priority Areas, 2- Follow-up on the outcomes of the RA II WIGOS Workshop (Tokyo March 2019), 3- National Implementation of WIGOS, 4- Regional WIGOS Centers in West Asia , 5- Summary and closing.

The Workshop agreed on a set of recommendations that are summarized in Appendix II to this report.

Working Documents and Presentations

Final Report