A Guyanese national has been elected to serve on the Executive Council of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) since its formation 150 years ago, according to a government statement issued here.
It said that Dr Garvin Cummings, Guyana’s Chief Hydrometeorological Officer, was elected during the recently concluded WMO 19th Congress in Geneva and that the Executive Council is the highest decision-making body of the body outside of the World Meteorological Congress.
Twenty-seven directors of National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHS) were elected to serve on the Executive Council.
“The 19th Congress was considered a significant milestone in the history of the global hydrometeorological community as it also marked the 150th anniversary since the organization of the International Meteorological Organization and the WMO (IMO-WMO) was formed.
Director of the Argentine Meteorological Institute, Professor Celeste Saulo was also elected to serve as the Secretary General of the WMO with a membership of 193. Dr Saulo is the first female to be elected as Secretary General after previously serving in various capacities within the WMO framework and governance structure, the statement said.
The Congress also elected representatives to manage the organization over the next four years including its President, three Vice Presidents, and its Executive Council.
GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Jun 9, CMC