Training Of BMD Professionals on
Upazila Specific Forecast Products Customization
From 28th to 30th September 2020, Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System(RIMES) in collaboration with Bangladesh Meteorological Department(BMD) held a training program following safety guidelines on customization of Upazila Specific Weather Forecast which was developed for 9 district of 75 Upazilas under SHOUHARDO-III program area. This development was completed under the project ‘Improved Weather and Flood Information System for Community Based Risk and Resource Management’ under SHOUHARDO-III program funded by USAID with complementary support from the Government of Bangladesh. The training program was targeted at operational forecasting professionals of BMD to transfer the knowledge on customization of Upazila Specific Weather forecast. During the closing session of the training on 1 st October, 2020, the Upazila Weather Portal was inaugurated by chief guest Dr. Md. Abu Hena Mostafa Kamal, ndc, Secretary of Ministry of Defence and was formally launched on BMD website. Special guest Dr. Md.Mahmud-Ul-Hoque, Additional Secretary recognized the initiative as a very timely effort. Session chair Mr. Shamsuddin Ahmed, Director of BMD mentioned this initiative as a stepping stone for BMD and praised on the collaborative work on Upazila Specific Forecast customization. Dr. A.R Subbiah, Director of RIMES joined the closing session virtually and envisioned the necessity of Bangladesh National Center for Climate Application(BNCCA) as a multi stakeholders platform.