UMFULA: Uncertainty Reduction in Models for Understanding Development Applications

Project Timeline

1 Jun 15 - 1 Jun 19

Project Contact

Ms Estelle Rouhaud / Prof Declan Conway Project Manager / Principal Investigator

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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 13 institutions specialising in cutting edge climate science, impact modelling and socio-economic research.

Organisations Involved

  • Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment (London School of Economics and Political Science)
  • Kulima Integrated Development Solutions
  • University of Oxford
  • University of Cape Town
  • Sokoine University of Agriculture
  • Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • University of Leeds
  • Council for Scientific and Industrial Research
  • University of Manchester
  • University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • University of Sussex
  • University of Dar Es Salaam
  • University of Yaoundé

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