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As stipulated in its constitution Article 3, one of the objectives of the Ethiopian Meteorological Society (ETMS) is to contribute its part in conducting studies and research aimed at promoting creativity in the effort to advance modern science and technology in the fields of Meteorology, hydrology and atmospheric science in the country. To this end it prepared a Training and Research Policy and establiched a standing committee on Training and Research to implement its goals.

Purpose of the ploicy

  • Guide researchers, students, institutions, partners, etc. on the future direction of research in meteorology, hydrology and allied sciences as it relates to the responsibility of ETMS.
  • Provide researchers information on research priorities, funding possibilities and other relevant information so that members of ETMS are encouraged to pursue research work.
  • Provide young professionals information and direction to encourage them to pursue further education in meteorology, hydrology and allied sciences.
  • Foster research and training in meteorology and related science.
    Encourage and assist members of ETMS and other scientists to make research in meteorology and related fields for the development of meteorology and related science in the country.
  • Encourage members to make contribution for the development of Meteorology and allies sciences
  • Assist those carrying out research to reduce the adverse effects of Weather and climate related disasters.
  • Carry out capacity building activities through the provision of support and assistance to members to pursue advanced studies in meteorology and allied sciences.

Research Priority

    • Research in climate variability and change and their associated impacts on various sectors such as drought, floods, water, health, agriculture, energy, environment etc. will be given the highest priority
    • Research in seasonal forecasting will also be given priority. Short, medium and long-rang forecasting will receive sufficient attention in order to improve the accuracy of weather forecast and climate outlook.
    • Attention will also be given to research efforts which will help to improve the operational activities of the National Meteorological Agency (NMA) such as climatology, agro-meteorology, hydrometeorology, aeronautical meteorology, etc.
    • Research in allied sciences to meteorology and those research projects addressing environmental issues and problems will be encouraged.



Research Strategy

The Ethiopian Meteorological Society (ETMS) is a professional, non-profiting making association. The implementation of the strategy largely depends on members’ support and contribution. In fact, the budget of ETMS is covered by members’ contributions and donor organizations and will not cover all the research resource requirements. The main responsibility of ETMS is to encourage and assist members and other scientists to make research. As it is indicated in the ETMS statute one of the research goals is to attract members and other scientists to carry out research activities for the promotion of meteorological and related sciences. ETMS will do its best to get sponsorship to find fund for the research activities.

ETMS’s strategy for research hinges on the cooperative and collaborative arrangements with the Ethiopian National Meteorological Agency, national and foreign universities and other national and international research institutions. ETMS is already active in creating an East African cooperation of meteorological societies. ETMS is also a member of the International Forum of Meteorological Societies of the World (IFMS). Within this framework ETMS will cooperate and collaborate with regional and international meteorological societies to implement its research activities.



Training Priority

ETMS will provide assistance and support for the training of its members in accordance with the following order of priorities:
  • Post-graduate studies at the MSc level in meteorology.
  • Short term specialized training in applied meteorology such as climatology.
  • Agr-ometeorology, hydrometeorology, aeronautical meteorology, etc.
  • Seminars, workshops and conferences related to meteorology.
  • Post-graduate study at the Phd and post-doctoral level in meteorology.
  • In accordance with priorities above for allied science .







Training Strategy

    ETMS will assist and support members in the following areas:
    • Assistance towards locating appropriate training institutions.
    • Provide support during the application and acceptance process including writing appropriate letters of recommendation
    • Assist in soliciting financial support to help in the payment of tuition fees and other associated expenses.
    • Provide modest financial support to candidates, especially those enrolled at training institutions in Ethiopia in the form of fellowships/scholarships awards in accordance with the procedures of ETMS and when ever resources of ETMS permit.
    • Assist and support 3 to 5 members per year to pursue advanced studies in accordance with this Training Policy.
    • provide financial support to up to 2 members per year in the form of fellowships/scholarships to complement candidates’ financial needs.




Implementation Modality

ETMS will implement this Training and Research Policy with the help of the Training and Research Committee established for this purpose.