Development cooperation

Capacity Building in the Field of Meteorology


The Finnish Meteorological Institute has implemented a meteorological project with the national institute Tajikhydromet in Tajikistan since 2014. The project is implemented as an inter-institutional co-operation. The purpose of the project is to strengthen the capacity of Tajikhydromet so that Tajikhydromet is able to produce weather, climate and environmental information and early warning services for the benefit of the Tajik society. The main achievements of the first phases include the creation of an automatic air quality monitoring station in Dushanbe, training of Tajikhydromet staff for the use of equipment purchased by the World Bank and the strengthening of Tajikhydromet's strategic planning and data management process capacity. In the third phase of the project (2023-2026), the main objective is to improve the capacity of Tajikhydromet to deliver air quality, weather and early warning services and conduct glacier monitoring. 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 Tajikhydromet's staff capacity will continue with extensive training. Glaciers and snow monitoring and research work is included in the third phase. The third-stage goals are: 1. Enhanced capacity of the weather forecast and early warning services. 2. Enhanced capacity to perform gracier and snow monitoring and research. 3. Improved capacity of air quality monitoring and modelling capacity and support for air quality management. The direct beneficiary of the project is Tajikhydromet and its departments, other beneficiaries include the Government and various agencies, as well as other groups that require early warning, weather and environmental information (farmers, tourism, energy, transport). The third stage budget is 1 000 000 euro.

Funding decision

1 000 000 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Climate change - adaptation
  • Aid to environment
  • Disaster risk reduction

Field of activity

  • Meteorological services 100%

Funding channel

Ilmatieteen laitos



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