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.
This short animation accompanies the 2nd edition of the “Climate Risk and Vulnerability Handbook for Southern Africa” which presents the latest available scientific knowledge on the nature of climate change and its implications for the region. The handbook is an important guide for climate and development practitioners, students, researchers, and policy-makers.
UMFULA’s principal investigator, Declan Conway reflects on a field trip in Malawi and the work the project plans to do.
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.