Workshop with stakeholders

 "Prospects for the development of services of the Agency for Hydrometeorology and cooperation with stakeholders"

On November 11, 2020, with the support of the Asian Development Bank and in coordination with the Agency for Hydrometeorology of the Committee for Environmental Protection under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan, within the framework of the "Water Resources Management in Pyanj River Basin" Project (Additional Financing), was held a workshop with stakeholders using the services of the Agency for Hydrometeorology. In total, the event was attended by 70 representatives of ministries, committees, relevant departments, media, mobile companies and the hotel sector.

Opening the workshop, Kiyomzoda Zarafo, Deputy Chairman of the Committee for Environmental Protection under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan, noted that multi-profile meteorological data is very important for all sectors of the country's development. Today, the country needs timely weather information in almost all sectors and structures. To improve the level and quality of services, cooperation with stakeholders should be strengthened, taking into account the availability and timeliness of various meteorological data.    

With the support of the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan, the level and quality of the services of the Agency for Hydrometeorology have been improving in recent years. Global climate change is one of the most pressing international issues today. In this regard, one of the main tasks is to adapt daily activities to the conditions of climate change and take targeted measures to prevent natural disasters.

Director of the Agency for Hydrometeorology of the Committee for Environmental Protection under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan D. S. Dustzoda noted that the Agency for Hydrometeorology, guided by the instructions of the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan, takes the necessary measures to provide high-quality daily services to stakeholders on forecasting and weather conditions of the country, early warning of emergencies and agrometeorological information. Cooperation with relevant ministries, committees and departments will help to improve the level and quality of services. Taking into account the current climate change situation, the Agency for Hydrometeorology intends to develop new and modern services and provide them to stakeholders.

During the workshop, the purpose and objectives of the "Water Resources Management in Pyanj River Basin" Project (Additional Financing), international experience in the field of marketing of meteorological services, the activities of the Marketing Department of the Agency for Hydrometeorology and the results of research on the quality of services of the Agency for Hydrometeorology among stakeholders conducted and presented by M-Vector Company were considered.

The participants of the workshop gave constructive comments and important recommendations on the prospects for cooperation, strengthening relations in using of the services of the Agency for Hydrometeorology, covering meteorological data through the media, mobile applications, social networks, developing new products and improving the Agency's website.

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