New PhD Partnership Focuses on Weather, Climate and Water

New PhD Partnership Focuses on Weather, Climate and Water



7 June 2013

An agreement between the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and The Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS)) will support up to ten PhD fellowships per year focused on weather, climate and water-related hazards.

The partnership joins WMO and TWAS in a venture to build science capacity in least-developed and developing nations that are vulnerable to weather-related risks and the effects of climate variability and change.

“The ever evolving need for expertise in weather, climate and water related sciences require more resources and broader partnerships to nurture young scientists. The agreement between WMO and TWAS will help build capacity in the human resources we need to face current and future global challenges,” said WMO Secretary-General Michel Jarraud,

“Across the developing world, there is a critical need for expertise in a wide range of climate-related subjects," said Romain Murenzi, executive director of TWAS. "Through this agreement, we are pleased to strengthen our collaboration with WMO and start the process of providing high-quality training opportunities to give developing countries the chance to build their own indigenous scientific capacity.” >> More


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