Filipe Lucio Filipe Lúcio

Filipe Domingos Freires Lúcio is Director of the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) Office at the Secretariat of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), in Geneva, Switzerland since January 2014. From 2011 to 2013 he led the GFCS Project Office, which coordinated the development of the Implementation Plan of the GFCS and the engagement of key partners and stakeholders.

He joined WMO in 2007 as a Senior Scientific Officer in the disaster risk reduction programme, following 18 years of hands-on experience in operational meteorology and research, 10 of which as the Director of the National Institute of Meteorology of Mozambique. On the research front, he has authored papers and has been part of Climate Variability and Predictability (CLIVAR) in Africa and the International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU) where he contributed to the development of science plans on “Integrated Research on Disaster Risk” and “Natural and Human-induced Hazards and Disasters in sub-Saharan Africa”.

Recently he played a key role in the development of the “Climate Research for Development (CR4D) Agenda for Africa an initiative that promotes climate research on Africa, that resulted from the African Climate Conference held in 2013.

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