High-level Regional Forums linked to the OCP
In 2019 WMO Congress endorsed Resolution 79: Open Consultative Platform “PARTNERSHIP AND INNOVATION FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF WEATHER AND CLIMATE INTELLIGENCE” through which Members agreed that the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) should continue to play a central role in facilitating the dialogue between the sectors. In November 2020, Regional Association III (RA III, South America) decided to consider organizing, in partnership with associations of the private sector, the first Regional Forum on Public-Private Engagement (PPE), linked to the Open Consultative Platform (OCP).
The objective of the High-Level Regional Forum of the OCP in each region is to bring together the Permanent Representatives of every region and high-level representatives of the private and academic sectors to facilitate dialogue among all stakeholders at the regional level and to discuss region-specific issues, opportunities, and initiatives for leveraging cooperation and collaboration between sectors that enhance socioeconomic benefits of weather and climate service. Discussions would include, but are not limited to, identifying common interests; understanding the complementary roles and strengths of actors from the public, private, and academic sectors; exploring opportunities for partnership within every region; and improving all stakeholders’ collective capability in leveraging resources, improving efficiency and sustaining quality services.