WMO and ITU team up to enable Sustainable Digital Transformation for Europe

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) are joining forces to build effective Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems (MHEWS) in order to enable sustainable digital transformation in Europe and Central Asia. The two organizations are leveraging efforts in promoting digital development in the region and are actively working together to establish the necessary protocols for an effective early warning system.

Speaking at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) session on Accelerating digital development in Europe and Central Asia: Our our way to Agenda 2023, Andreas Schaffhauser, Acting Director General of the GeoSphere Austrian, highlighted the need for collaboration to set up effective Common Alerting Protocols and what mechanisms are currently in place. He also stressed the importance of establishing and maintaining effective early warning systems in order to successfully transition to a more digital future.

The Regional Office for Europe of the WMO and ITU are part of a larger Issue-based Coalition on Digital Transformation for Europe and Central Asia that is working towards the acceleration of the region’s digital development and towards the achievement of the 2030 Agenda.