Development cooperation ,05.10.2017

Capacity Building in the Field of Meteorology


The Finnish Meteorological Institute has implemented a meteorological project in Kyrgyz Republic with the National Institute of Kyrgyzhydromet since 2014. The project is implemented as an inter-institutional co-operation. The purpose of the project is to strengthen capacity so that Kyrgyzhydromet is able to produce weather, climatic and environmental information and early warning services for the benefit of the Kyrgyz society. The main achievements of the first phase (2014-2017) include the creation of an automatic air quality monitoring station in Bishkek, training of Kyrgyzhydromet staff for the use of equipment purchased by the World Bank and the strengthening of Kyrgyzhydromet's capacity in strategic planning and data management process. The budget for the first phase of the project is € 552.000. In the second phase of the project (2018-2020), the main objective remains strengthening Kyrgyz society and economy and hence enable sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction. The main theme of the project is to contribute to climate change and to strengthen preparing for the climate change. The second phase is also important to ensure the sustainability of results already achieved. The strengthening of Kyrgyzhydromet's staff capacity will continue with extensive training. A new theme of glaciers and snow monitoring and research work is included in the second phase. The second-stage goals are: 1. Enhanced capacity for the monitoring and research of glaciers and snow. 2. Enhanced capacity to operate modern air quality observation systems. 3. Improved strategic and personnel training capacity of Kyrgyzhydromet. 4. Development of the Early Warning System and Informing to the Citizens. The direct beneficiary of the project is Kyrgyzhydromet and its departments, other beneficiaries are the government and it’s agencies as well as other groups that need early warning, weather and environmental information (farmers, tourism, energy, transport). The budget for the second stage is 500.000 euro.

Funding decision  05.10.2017

500 000 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Participatory development/Good governance
  • Aid to environment
  • Climate change - mitigation
  • Climate change - adaptation

Field of activity

  • Disaster prevention and preparedness 40%
  • Public sector policy and administrative management 30%
  • Research/scientific institutions 30%

Funding channel

Ilmatieteen laitos



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