Blog / May 25, 2022
The GEO Secretariat has published a report examining the level of engagement between the 64 GEO Work Programme (GWP) activities and users and decision makers in two of the four GEO engagement priority areas, Climate Action and Disaster Risk Reduction, and one cross-cutting area, Capacity Development.
The report Mapping the Engagement of the 2020-2022 GEO Work Programme in Climate Action, Disaster Risk Reduction and Capacity Development also identified related needs, gaps and synergies in delivery workflows, as well as technical capacity and resources required to successfully deliver Earth Observation data and products.
The report makes a series of recommendations, including on prioritizing thematic domains and geographies, delivering Earth observation data that directly support global policy agendas and collaborating with national focal point agencies and stakeholders working on climate and disaster risk reduction.
It also makes recommendations on collaboration in nexus areas, inclusive and culturally sensitive language for “capacity sharing” and improving communication, as well as mapping GEO’s portfolio in future GWP cycles.
The full set of recommendations is available in the report. They are intended to inform the effective development of the 2023-2025 GWP, through inclusion of considerations and relevant targets in Implementation Plan submissions by GWP leads, as well as through potential improvements to the GWP structure and processes by GEO governing bodies and the GEO Secretariat.
The highlights and recommendations of the report were officially presented to the GEO community during the GEO Virtual Symposium 2022 during the session “Improving Policy Relevance and Delivery of the Next GWP” on 5 May 2022. The proposed recommendations received strong endorsement during the session and sparked a constructive discussion on the way forward. The session slide deck and recording are available online.
To know more about the report and recommendations, please contact the GEO Climate Coordinator, Sara Venturini, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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