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In its quest to Engage Youth on Weather and Climate as per the 2014 World Meteorological Day theme, WMO with financial assistance from the Government of Canada, updated its Careers in Meteorology booklet at the beginning of the year and organized several events encouraging young people to choose a scientific career.
The concept of a WMO Global Campus was introduced in September 2013 at the Twelfth WMO Education and Training Symposium in Toulouse, France. Initially there was some confusion about the meaning of the term and uncertainty as to how it could work, but there was also a lot of support for the idea of increased collaboration between training institutions to help overcome the gap between training demand and supply.
The Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) has noticed an increase in regional reporting on its climate products and services since launching media workshops at its Barbados headquarters in 2015.
WMO organized or co-organized eight different events and presented a statement at the key Plenary meeting of the 3rd United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) in Quito, Ecuador, from 17–20 October 2016.
The Afghanistan Meteorological Department (AMD) has reconnected with the world in a move that will help to improve the country’s hydrometeorological hazard early warning systems.
Fiji Meteorological Service (FMS) hosted an instrument maintenance and calibration training course from 21 November to 1 December 2016, attended by 13 experts from 11 Pacific island states.
The Hong Kong Observatory (HKO) introduced two major enhancements to the World Weather Information Service (WWIS), namely, operation of the Data Collection or Production Centres for WWIS in May and a revamped WWIS website in June.