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Calls to Commit to Improving Hydromet Services in Africa to Support Climate Action

Future Climate for Africa’s (FCFA) Nkulumo Zinyengere recently attended the first Africa Hydromet Forum at the Africa Union Commission headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. In this blog Nkulumo draws together the key messages and recommendations from the Forum.

Increasing African Participation in the IPCC 6th Assessment Report

The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Assessment reports are internationally regarded as authoritative sources of climate change knowledge. However African participation remains low. We call on the climate research and policy communities to promote the call for 6th Assessment Report author nominations within their African network

FCFA Participates in the 1st Africa Hydromet Forum

The first Africa Hydromet Forum took place in Addis Ababa from 12th-15th September and was cohosted by the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the African Union Commission.The Forum provided a platform to position hydromet strengthening as a pillar of Africa’s climate resilient development and adaptation planning.

No "One Size Fits All": Improving Climate Models for Africa Requires African Perspectives

A new paper, published in BAMS (the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society), calls for collaboration between climate modellers and African scientists, to deliver a dramatic improvement in climate information over Africa.

Partnerships and collaboration key to addressing water and sanitation challenges under climate change in Lusaka, Zambia

This blog details discussions around water and sanitation challenges under climate change in Zambia held during a recent FCFA FRACTAL project breakfast in Lusaka.

Scientists say East Africa will get wetter, so why is it drying out?

Read HyCRISTAL's principal investigator John Marsham in this Climate Change News article.

Launch of Climate Information for Resilient Tea Production (CI4T) Project

This project will provide climate information for tea-producing regions in southern Malawi and western Kenya.

New study applies cognitive psychology to communicating uncertain climate information

This research investigates how climate scientists can better communicate and visualise uncertain climate information for decision makers and other non-experts.

Study shows that melting Greenland ice-sheets could affect agriculture and induce migration in the Sahel.

A study involving researchers from FCFA's AMMA 2050 has found that melting Greenland ice sheets could affect agriculture and livelihoods in the Sahel.

Integrating climate information into green growth finance in Rwanda

This blog describes how Future Climate For Africa (FCFA), is assisting Rwanda’s national climate and environment fund (FONERWA) to ensure that green growth projects consider the risks and opportunities that climate change presents.