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 The Eleventh WMO Symposium on Education and Training, known as SYMET-XI, was held in Citeko, Indonesia, from 25 to 29 October 2010. CMATC Delegation, headed by Prof. GAO Xuehao, the Director General, attended the symposium, and delivered a speech as the Beijing component of WMO RTC in China.

The overall goals of SYMET-XI were to recall the recent developments and emerging trends in meteo-hydrological education and training; to stimulate and facilitate the development of a vibrant and robust education and training capacity within the worldwide meteo-hydrological community, and to recommend possible new avenues for further developments.

The objective of the symposium was to engage heads of meteo-hydrological training institutions in discussions of the latest ideas and to establish approaches in education and training that could help WMO Members enhance their capacity to meet society's needs in weather, climate, water and related environmental information and services so as to manage nature's risks. Two key areas relate to qualifications and competencies were emphasized. Qualifications are addressed as part of the discussions on the successor to the fourth edition of WMO Publication 258 and competencies are highlighted in the discussions on the setting and assessing of competencies for aeronautical meteorological personnel.
Emphasized in the symposium were new challenges in education and training aroused by climate change, socio-economy growth, and meteo-hydrological operation’s development. More attention was called upon to attach to education and training in human resource development.

The WMO Symposium on Education and Training runs every four years as the guidance for the current and future education and training work of Members, and as a platform for sharing ideas and practices of Members.
WMO president, the Vice Minister of Indonesian Transportation, Director of WMO Education and Training Office addressed the opening ceremony respectively. About 70 delegates from 50 Members attended the Symposium. The Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology, too, attended the symposium, as the Nanjing component of WMO RTC in China.