The Systematic Observations Financing Facility (SOFF): Exploring Opportunities for ADB

Series: 2021 Resilience Learning Month

The Systematic Observations Financing Facility (SOFF): Exploring Opportunities for ADB

14 December 2021

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Systematic Observations Financing Facility (SOFF) established at COP26 in Glasgow, aims to mobilize $200 million in grant funds to support LDCs and SIDS improve their weather observation infrastructure. The support includes (i) TA resources to undertake initial assessments; (ii) grant resources to establish observation infrastructure, and (iii) results-based financing to support the maintenance of observation infrastructure.

ADB, as a member of the Alliance of Hydromet Development, is considering becoming a SOFF implementing entity. Markus Repnik, Director of Development Partnerships at the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) presented the SOFF and discussed opportunities to access this innovative finance for weather and climate observations.


Event Summary

Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
14 Dec 2021 Opening Opening Remarks Steven Goldfinch
14 Dec 2021 Presentation Systematic Observations Financing Facility (SOFF): Briefing for ADB Operations Staff
This presentation gives an overview of the successful application of weather and climate services through the Systematic Observation Financing Facility...
Markus Repnik, Lorena Santamaria
14 Dec 2021 Questions and Answers Moderator:
Steven Goldfinch


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