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Development cooperation, 10/21/2015

Institutional Cooperation between Finland and Nepal in meteorological services; 2nd Phase

Description

The Finnish Meteorological Institute has carried out institutional cooperation (ICI) with the Nepalese counterpart Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM) in the years 2010-2012. The second phase of the ICI-cooperation is carried out during 2013-2015 with a total budget of 493 479 EUR. The main aim of the project is to strengthen the capacity of the DHM to make forecasts and provide weather services. DHM is an organization under the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment in Nepal. DHM has a mandate from Government to monitor all the hydrological and meteorological activities in Nepal. The scope of work includes the monitoring of river hydrology, climate, agrometeorology, sediment, air quality, water quality, limnology, snow hydrology, glaciology, and wind and solar energy. General and aviation weather forecasts are the regular services provided by DHM. As a member of the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), DHM contributes to the global exchange of meteorological data on a regular basis. The second phase of the Finnish-Nepalese cooperation project will continue to respond to the development needs of DHM. The main technology and service areas of DHM development are: data management, introducing new advanced technology, improvement of weather forecasting (3-day forecasts) and enhancing services for the society. All of these areas need capacity building. The project will support improvement of the DHM´s capacity to plan and develop hydrological and meteorological observation networks, data management, utilization of hydrometeorological data, and provision of hydrometeorological services to the community and the industry. This will benefit all citizens of Nepal equally.

Funding decision 10/21/2015

60 000 €

Target country

Nepal

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

Climate change - adaptation
Participatory development/Good governance

Field of activity

Environmental policy and administrative management 60%
Flood prevention/control 40%

Type of aid

Project-type interventions

Special target group

women
indigenous peoples / ethnic minorities

Funding channel

Ilmatieteen laitos
Nepalin hydrorologian ja meteorologian laitos

Contact

asa-40

Code for the object of funding

66014210

ID

UHA2015-024556

Created date

10/13/2015

Modified

11/2/2015

Case state

Decision-making
Decision

Case status

Pending

This document

Updated 8/30/2016

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