GET READY went WMO on-line Training for Trainers during coronavirus isolation

GET READY project press release

From 2 March to 13 April 2020 the  online Training course for Trainers (ToT) of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO UN) conducted  jointly with State Hydrological Institute (SHI of Roshydromet, St. Petersburg) took place.  It was supported by the GET READY project in the frame of the  Cross-Border Cooperation Programme South-East Finland – Russia 2014-2020. The  project consortium involves also University of Turku,  St Petersburg State University, South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences, Finnish Environment Institute and Kotka Maritime Research Centre.

The course covered the following competencies established in the WMO Technical Regulations as Competency Requirements for Education and Training Providers for Meteorological, Hydrological and Climate Services.

  •          Identify learning needs and specify learning outcomes
  •         Determine a learning solution
  •        Design and develop learning activities and resources
  •          Deliver training and manage the learning experience
  •         Assess learning and evaluate the learning process.

Twenty-nine applications were submitted. and twenty-one participants, who have successfully completed the course, were certified.  They present  representatives of the GET READY project and other academic, scientific and operational organizations.

The course was delivered via Google Classroom with the use of the WMO training resources translated into Russian, which covered the standard ToT Course content.  The final survey has shown that about 53% of the participants assess the course as «good», 37 % – as «excellent». The course is going to be highly recommended by 89% of the respondents and definitely will be repeated for wider audience from Turku, all Finland and Russia especially for those who are involved in capacity building  activities in the field of environmental sciences.

In the online, after course conference, 13 participants discussed  the lessons learned through the course and ways for future collaboration. Certified trainers got great experience on how to deliver training courses distantly for different target groups and in the most effective way, what is especially actual in the conditions of coronavirus pandemia.

Coordinator for training
Maria Mamaeva
, GET READY project Manager at State Hydrological Institute(St. Petersburg)
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