Capacity Development

The Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) aims to develop the capacity of countries to apply and generate climate information and products relevant to their particular concerns, thus all aspects of GFCS include capacity development. The World Climate Conference-3 recognized that many countries lacked policies and institutions or human resources with the right skills or practices to enable them to take advantage of new or existing climate data and products or create national user interface groups to establish national dialog on these issues. The Capacity Development component of the GFCS Implementation Plan can be seen as a foundation that links and supports the four other pillars.