Dr Raj Paroda elected as Member of the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) High Level Taskforce

Dr. Raj Paroda, Executive Secretary, APAARI has been nominated as Member of the High Level Taskforce (HLT) by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), Geneva. As member of the taskforce, Dr. Paroda would contribute towards development of Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) in order to strengthen the production, availability, delivery and application of science-based climate prediction and services.

The taskforce would develop the components of the GFCS and define the roles, responsibilities, and capabilities of the elements within the GFCS and clearly illustrate how it will assist the integration of climate information and services into national planning, policy and programs for, among others, water resource management and development, health and public safety, energy generation and distribution, agriculture and food security, land and forestry management, desertification, ecosystem protection, sustainable development, and poverty reduction, taking into account the special needs of Africa, Small Island Developing States (SIDS), Least Developed Countries (LDCs), and Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs); develop options for governance and implementation of the GFCS; and propose required steps for implementation of proposed strategy.

The details of current status of HLT activities relating to its proposed report on GFCS are available at website: http://www.wmo.int/hlt-gfcs/