UMFULA (“river” in Zulu) is a four year research project that aims to improve climate information for decision-making in central and southern Africa, with a particular focus on Tanzania and Malawi. UMFULA is a global consortium of 15 institutions specialising in cutting edge climate science, impact modelling and socio-economic research.
Climate modelling is a key tool in tackling the effects of climate change. Future Climate for Africa (FCFA) is a research programme that aims to generate fundamentally new climate science, and to ensure that this new science has an impact on human development across Africa. Dr Neil Hart presents a begginers’ guide, based on UMFULA’s work.