Topacs Training
Operational Package
for Climate Services

A permanent and open elearning Initiative

A joint initiative of World Meteorological Organization and CNR-IBE, with the collaboration of IC-CNR.

An Initiative by

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A permanent training Initiative

TOPaCS is the acronym of Training Operational Package for Climate Services, a new distance learning initiative developed by RTC Italy.

A permanent eLearning platform offering training courses on different topics related to Climate and Risk analysis and management.

TOPaCS originated from the recommendation of main stakeholders in West Africa, the Directors of Meteorological Services of 17 CILSS/ECOWAS
Countries at the International Conference on Climate Services for West Africa in Rome, Italy, early 2019.

Why TOPaCS

Overview

ToPACS goal is to set up a permanent training tool, open and easily accessible worldwide.
The main goal is to build Knowledge and Skills through customizable learning paths within the Climate Services Competencies framework of WMO ensuring coherence with other WMO education initiatives (Global Campus, other RTCs, etc.).

The methodological approach is based on the competency-based approach to training, where competencies are composed of elements of Knowledge and Skill, according to the European Qualifications Framework for Lifelong Learning, and each course is related to the WMO Competencies Framework for Climate Services Providers.