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  1. WMO World Meteorological OrganizationWorking together in weather, climate and water Office for Asia and the West-Pacific Department of Development and Regional Activities www.wmo.int

  2. Doc 8: Regional Office 8.1- 8.8 Review of Regional Office for Asia and the West-Pacific (RAP) 8.9 - 8.12 WMO Office for the South-West Pacific (Samoa) 8.13 - 8.16 RAP Office Location Appendix B: Progress Report List of regional events in RA V (2010-2013) INF. 3

  3. Strengthen Regional Support2011-2015 • Hire replacement staff • Goal of 2 professionals in each office in the region • More Regional Offices in the region while ensuring coordination with technical departments in Geneva • Increase resource mobilization, project support & coordination • Strengthen Regional Centers & Human Resource Development • Strengthen support to regional implementation of WMO priorities (GFCS, DRR, Aviation, WIGOS/WIS, Capacity Dev.) • Mainstream LDC and SIDS work through regional offices • Increase government support for NMHS through regional ministerial-level action (eg, AMCOMET, participation in the SPREP Ministerial Conference on Meteorology, July 2015)

  4. Funding the Strengthening • Implement cost saving measures outlined by the Secretary-General in budget submission • tele-conferences, use of internet tools, etc. • Trust Fund Projects or other Voluntary contributions • Further economies in constituent body sessions • Consider some restructuring in DRA Office • Limited Delays in recruitment of staff (decrease cost and effectiveness)

  5. Funding the Strengthening (cont) • Increased in-kind support for field offices • Possible secondments or movement of a field office • Work with RAs, TCs, Program offices, and inter-regionally for better coordination of meetings, leveraging meetings, especially in priority areas • Consider relocation of Geneva Staff to the Regions

  6. Development and Regional Activities Department (Current) Blue shaded boxes = Geneva Green shaded boxes = In the region Red text = change in structure Orange text = change in current staffing underway Gold Star = Action to strengthen regional support

  7. Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific Education & Training Regional Office for the Americas (Paraguay) Fellowships Development and Regional Activities Department (DRA Least Developed Countries Region Office for Africa E & Southern Africa N, C & W Africa Project Coordination Unit Mexico Project Training South West Pacific (Samoa) West Asia (Bahrain) Regional Office for Europe Resource Mobilization North & Central America & the Caribbean (Costa Rica) Development and Regional Activities Department (Future Plans) Light green = Considered for move to the region Yellow = Possible new office in the region Gold Star = Action to strengthen region CIS Office Regional Coordination

  8. DRAFT Criteria for consideration of location of Regional Offices • To ensure the efficient, cost-effective and sustainable operation and management of the Regional Office Efficiency: • linkage with WMO programmes and technical and administration departments/offices for collaboration and coordination [<- time difference]; • Connection to Members, RA presidents and subsidiary bodies; • Connection to partners (UN, international and regional organizations and financial institutions) for collaboration and increased advocacy; • Accessibility/geographical convenience (number of available direct flights, flight time to possible venues of regional events, etc.); • Accessibility to the info/data and info exchange [with IT support];

  9. DRAFT Criteria for consideration of location of Regional Offices Cost-effectiveness: • Staff salary rate (post adjustment); • Cost of living (for staff); • Running cost; • Accessibility (mission cost for Office staff and participants for the meetings; cost for holding sessions); • Government support (for staff, office space, furniture and running cost; and programme/activity cost); Sustainability: • Political stability of the government; • Security; • Government support for longer term (e.g., 4-year period of initial agreement, and continuation);

  10. Timing of Location Decision • Letter to Regional Members November 2013 • Management Group Review Jan-March 2014 • Survey to Countries offering to host (India, Indonesia, Republic of Korea; Singapore; Qatar)March-Apr 2014 • Establishment of an Evaluation Panel June-July 2014 • Evaluation by the Evaluation Panel August 2014 • Site visits to short-listed candidate locations September2014 • Completion of evaluation Oct-Nov 2014 • Share evaluation results with RA V and RA II MGs November 2014 • Recommendation from RA presidents to SG January 2015 • Presentation to Cg-17 May-June2015 • Host government Arrangements, Members notice October 2015 • Completion of process early 2016

  11. Thank You ! Rob Masters Director, Development and Regional Activities rmasters@wmo.int *