This meeting is being conducted in a response to recommendations of the Thirteenth Symposium on Education and Training,  which require implementation decisions, especially for RA I. One particularly important aspect of the SYMET outcomes relates to further development and implementation of the WMO Global Campus initiative in Africa, including increased university collaboration. In addition to these agenda items, the meeting will also include a review of outcomes of the 18th WMO Congress and 71st Executive Council and the implications for and opportunities they bring to RTCs.