High-Level Regional Forum linked to the Open Consultative Platform in the Regional Association III (South America)

(Europe/Zurich: 21 July 2022, 00:00 - 23:59)
Past event

Cartagena de Indias, Bolívar, Colombia

The poster for the high regional forum on open collaborative platform in regional association south america.


The High-Level Regional Forum will bring together the Permanent Representatives of RA III 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 not be 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 the region; and improving all stakeholders’ collective capability in leveraging resources, improving efficiency and sustaining quality services. 

Event Name 

High-Level Regional Forum of the Open Consultative Platform in the Regional Association III (South America

Date and Time 

21 July 2022 in the afternoon 


Physical participation in Estelar Cartagena de Indias Hotel y Centro de Convenciones - Cra. 1 #11-116, Cartagena de Indias, Provincia de Cartagena de Indias, Bolívar, Colombia. 

  • Virtual participation on Zoom. 
  • Simultaneous interpretation in English and Spanish will be provided.




For any queries, please contact: ppe@wmo.int


Wenjian Zhang Assistant Director-General, WMO
Wenjian Zhang, Former Assistant Secretary-General, WMO
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Yolanda González Hernández, President of Regional Association III (South America) of WMO; Permanent Representative of Colombia with WMO; Director-General of the IDEAM
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Celeste Saulo, Secretary-General, World Meteorological Organization
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Cnel (R) Pablo Daniel Cabrera García, Permanent Representative of Uruguay with WMO and President of the Instituto Uruguayo de Meteorología
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Carlos M. Villamil S., Director of Sales LATAM and the Carribean, OTT Hydromet
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Leonardo García Puebla, Latam Business Developer Manager, Vaisala
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Daisuke Abe, Managing Executive Officer Service Operation and Development Weathernews Inc.
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Julian Baez Benitez, Director of Regional Office for the Americas, WMO Secretariat
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Tatsuya Kimura, Director, Public-Private Engagement Office
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