The PI GCOS Review: Third in-country consultation phase visit

posted 7 Jun 2015, 14:22 by Bodeker Scientific   [ updated 7 Jun 2015, 14:22 ]

Apia, Samoa, 17 to 30 May 2015

The Review of the Pacific Islands Global Climate Observing System (PI GCOS) (“the Review”) in-country consultation phase continued in May 2015. Pene Lefale, the Review Team Leader, visited Apia, Samoa from 17 to 30 May 2015 and met with representatives from United Nations, Pacific Regional Organisations, Development Partners and Samoa government officials - the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the Secretariat of the Regional Programme (SPREP), Samoa Meteorological Division, Ministry of Natural Resources, Environment and Meteorology (MNRE), United Nations Education and Scientific Organization (UNESCO), UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Samoa Ministry of Health (MoH), Samoa National Health Services (NHSs), etc. The meetings focused on the Review – the what, why, when and how questions, i.e. purpose, the reasons why we’re doing it, when is the Review expected to be completed and how (consultation process). Considerable time was spent meeting with SPREP and WMO staff. SPREP and WMO were the agencies responsible for coordinating and managing the PI GCOS Programme from 2002 to 2012. The next in-country is Tonga in July 2015.