FCFA research projects to deepen understanding of African climate
FCFA will support five major research projects to develop better climate information for Africa and to test how the new information could be used in decision-making.
Decision-makers across government, business and communities will be able to use the new information to reduce climate-related risks. Infrastructure can be re-designed to account for high temperatures and changes in the frequency and intensity of rainfall.
Health, education and social support systems, finance for households and businesses and local planning decisions all have the potential to be ‘climate-proofed’ so they function well in future climate conditions. FCFA focuses on the uses of climate information relevant to the medium term (over the next 5-40 years) as this is the lifespan of many development projects being designed today.