The Caribbean Women in Meteorology and Hydrology (CWMH) Network
The Caribbean Women in Meteorology and Hydrology (CWMH) network in proposed to introduce some of the Geneva Conference recommendations. The main focus would be exchange of information, education and support. Most important will be the emphasis on regionally education and mentoring programs among the women in the field.
World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Women in Meteorology and Operational
Reports on activities organized by WMO & Resolutions on Participationof women in meteorology and operational hydrology.
Second technical WMO Conference on Women in Meteorology and Hydrology:
Geneva, March 2003.
Topics covered at the Geneva conference :
- equal opportunities for education and training;
- career development;
- gender sensitive work environments;
- increased participation of women in WMO and NMHS activities;
- mainstreaming gender in WMO programmes.
First WMO Conference on Women in Meteorology and Hydrology :
Bangkok, December 1997
The International Expert Meeting on the Participation of Women in Meteorology and Hydrology was held at the Headquarters of the Thai Meteorological Department from 15 to 19 December 1997. The objectives of the meeting included: encouraging women to choose meteorology, climatology or hydrology as a career, increasing the participation of womon meteorologists and hydrologists in the programmes and activites of the constituent bodies of WMO, and encouraging the creaction of equal opportunites for women to attain senior positions in their chosen fields.
SIDS Caribbean Project
The Project for the “Preparedness to Climate Variability and Global Change in Small Islands States, Caribbean Region” (SIDS Caribbean Project) has been a primary spensor and a supporter of gender issues in the field of Meteorology and Hydrology in the Caribbean. Under the 'Training and Awareness building' component of the SIDS Caribbean project provided support for Caribbean participants to the Geneva conference.
CMO & CIMH
As part of its mandate to assist in improving and developing the Meteorological and Hydrological Services the Caribbean Meteorological Organization and the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology are active supporters of the advanment of gender issues in the region.
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