Launch of the High-Level Regional Forum of the Open Consultative Platform in the Regional Association III (South America)

Launch of the High-Level Regional Forum of the Open Consultative Platform in the Regional Association III (South America)



The High-Level Regional Forum will bring together the Permanent Representatives of RA III and high-level representatives of the private and academic sectors to facilitate dialogue among all stakeholders at the regional level and to discuss region-specific issues, opportunities and initiatives for leveraging cooperation and collaboration between sectors that enhance socioeconomic benefits of weather and climate service. Discussions would include, but not limited to, identifying common interests; understanding the complementary roles and strengths of actors from the public, private and academic sectors; exploring opportunities for partnership within the region; and improving all stakeholders’ collective capability in leveraging resources, improving efficiency and sustaining quality services.


Event Name

High-Level Regional Forum of the Open Consultative Platform in the Regional Association III (South America) 


Date and Time

21 July 2022 in the afternoon



Hybrid event: 

  • Physical participation in Estelar Cartagena de Indias Hotel y Centro de Convenciones - Cra. 1 #11-116, Cartagena de Indias, Provincia de Cartagena de Indias, Bolívar, Colombia.

  • Virtual participation on Zoom.

  • Simultaneos interpretation in English and Spanish will be provided. 


Video Gallery

Click on each speaker's face to watch the individual speech

Dr Wenjian Zhang

Assistant Secretary-General 

WMO Secretariat

Ms Yolanda González Hernández

President of Regional Association III (South America) of WMO; 
Permanent Representative of Colombia with WMO;

Director-General of the IDEAM

Presentation: Fortalecimiento de los Servicios Climáticos e Hidrológicos a partir de Alianzas Público-Privadas

Prof Celeste Saulo

First Vice-President of the WMO;

Permanent Represenative of Argentina with WMO; 

Director-General of the SMN of Argentina

Presentation: Colaboración Público-Privada en el SMN de Argentina

Cnel (R) Pablo Daniel Cabrera García

Permanent Representative of Uruguay with WMO 

President of the Instituto Uruguayo de Meteorología

Presentacion: INUMET y la Colaboración Public-Privada

Mr Gustavo Luis de Souza Motta

Advisor to PR of Brazil with WMO; 

Chief of International Affairs Office of Instituto Nacional de Meteorología (INMET)

Presentation: INMET's Public-Private Engagement and Support of Agribusiness

Mr Leonardo García Puebla

Mr Daisuke Abe

Managing Executive Officer

Service Operation and Development

Weathernews Inc. 

Presentation: An Efficient PPE/PPP Framework from a Private Sector Perspective

Mr Julian Baez Benitez -Moderator-

Director of Regional Office for the Americas

WMO Secretariat

Tatsuya Kimura

Director of Public-Private Engagement Office

WMO Secretariat

Review of WMO Public-Private Engagement Activities and Region-specific Status

Tentative Programme

14:00 Introduction of Forum background and purpose


14:05 Opening Remarks


14:10 Presentation: Review of WMO Public-Private Engagement activities and Region-specific status


14:25 Sharing good practice and experience

Mr Hector González

Mr Helmer Gúzman, experience on MTA (Mesas Técnicas Agroclimáticas)


15:40 Coffee Break


15:55 Panel discussion: The way forward – Globally, Regionally and Nationally


16:45 Key messages


16:50 Closing Remarks


17:00 Closure of the session