Promoted and facilitated by the World Meteorological Organization in cooperation with the GFCS Partner Advisory Committee, the GFCS focuses on developing and delivering information services in agriculture and food security, disaster risk reduction, energy, health and water, and organizes its work around observations and monitoring; climate services information systems; research, modelling and prediction; user interface platforms; and capacity development.
The World Bank together with the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery has supported the conceptualisation and establishment of a National Framework for Climate Services (NFCS) in Moldova as a priority GFCS country. From 2017 to 2019, the Switzerland-based international non-profit organisation, Zoï Environment Network, worked in close cooperation with Moldova’s State Hydrometeorological Service (SHS) and its Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Development and the Environment to develop the NFCS.
A series of interviews with producers and users of hydrometeorological information in early 2018 led to a National consultation workshop in Chisinau in June 2018. At the December 2018 NFCS endorsement workshop that followed, participants discussed, further elaborated and endorsed the NFCS concept and action areas to make it happen. This workshop confirmed the commitment of key stakeholders to the goals of improving how climate and hydrometeorological information is provided, accessed, and used in the country.