Principles of Engagement
People first principle
Recognizing the core mandate of supporting local-to-global decisions related to saving lives and property and supporting economic productivity by providing essential, meteorological, climatological, hydrological and environmental information, WMO adheres to the “people-first” approach to public-private engagement and partnerships that have been promoted by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and widely accepted as a vehicle to achieve the SDGs.
Successful and sustainable public-private engagement builds on contributions from both the public and the private sectors, with each sector contributing to the success of the other. While the public sector is more likely to invest in long-term programmes and the underpinning core infrastructures needed for sustained high-quality weather and climate monitoring, the private sector can be more responsive to targeted investments to bridge data gaps and meet special customers’ needs. The private sector is also faster at applying innovation and emerging technologies. The public sector’s deep understanding of societal needs and trusted connection with governing authorities are critical in assuring community safety through responsiveness to authoritative warnings. At the same time, the technological agility of the private sector may present opportunities to meet novel and emerging service needs.
Guiding Principles for Public-Private Engagement
A set of principles to guide successful public-private engagement described in the Guidelines for Public-private Engagement includes Advancing the overarching goals articulated in the WMO Convention, Shared value Sustainability Advancing together, Integrity, Sovereignty, and Transparency. See the Guidelines for Public-private Engagement in WMO official languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish