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Climate Information Services Africa Day highlights the urgent need to include climate information in development planning

FCFA's Zablone Owiti describes the Climate Information Services (CIS) Africa Day which highlighted an urgent need to prepare for weather and climate related risks and discussed how to enhance uptake and use of CIS in development planning

How can improvements in climate models help decision makers?

This blog details how the current improvements in climate models will help decision makers to make more informed decisions and in turn reduce risks and protect the livelihoods of the most vulnerable.

Could stories help us explain complex and uncertain climate information?

This blog asks the question; can storylines help climate scientists to explain complex climate information to a wider audience of decision makers?

Communicating Effectively, Creating Impact, and Getting Funded… Easy, right?

This blog reflects on the one day training provided by FCFA to Early Career Researchers (ERCs) in the climate science field. The training aimed to improve the ability of ECRs to deliver high quality research to advance the frontiers of effective responses to climate variability and change

Future Climate for Africa programme conference delivers stimulating exchange in African climate science research community

An overview of FCFA's successful mid-term conference held in Cape Town from 4th-7th September.

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.