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A manual for co‑production in African weather and climate services

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This manual outlines the building blocks and principles for implementing co-production as well as guidance on finding the value in good co-production. The manual is supported by a suite of case studies of co-production drawn from across Africa. These case studies demonstrate how implementing the principles and building blocks play out in practice.

Case studies

  1. 1 AMMA-2050: Combining Scenario Games, Participatory Modelling and Theatre Forums to Co-produce Climate Information for Medium-term Planning
  2. 2 BRACED: Sharing Lessons on Promoting Gender Equality through a ‘Writeshop’
  3. 3 BRACED: Developing and Communicating Information that Can Support Climate Resilience: Learning from Zaman Lebidi, Burkina Faso
  4. 4 RCSA: Bringing Climate Services to People Living in Rwanda’s Rural Areas
  5. 5 ALP: Participatory Scenario Planning for Local Seasonal Climate Forecasts and Advisories
  6. 6 Climate Risk Narratives: Co-producing Stories of the Future
  7. 7 ENACTS: Developing Climate Services for Malaria Surveillance and Control in Tanzania
  8. 8 FATHUM: Forecast for Anticipatory Humanitarian Action
  9. 9 FRACTAL: Learning Labs, Dialogues and Embedded Researchers in Southern African Cities
  10. 10 FONERWA: Climate Risk Screening Tool
  11. 11 MHEWS: Multi-hazard Early Warning System for Coastal Tanzania
  12. 12 Resilient Transport Strategic Assessment for Dar es Salaam
  13. 13 RRA: Climate Attribution for Extreme Weather Events in Ethiopia and Kenya
  14. 14 UMFULA: Co-producing Climate Information for Medium-term Planning in the Water-Energy-Food Nexus
  15. 15 IRRP: Building Resilience in Tanzania’s Energy Sector Planning
  16. 16 PRISE: Co-exploring Relevant Evidence for Policy Change in Kenya
  17. 17 NMA ENACTS: An Example of a Co‑produced Climate Service Fit for Purpose
  18. 18 REACH: Improving Water Security for the Poor in Turkana County, Kenya
  19. 19 DARAJA: Co-designing Weather and Climate Information Services for and with Urban Informal Settlements in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam
  20. 20 ForPAc: Co-producing Approaches to Forecast-based Early Action for Drought and Floods in Kenya
  21. 21 HIGHWAY: Co-produced Impact-based Early Warnings and Forecasts to Support Fishing Communities on Lake Victoria
  22. 22 HyCRISTAL: Using Video to Initiate Farmer Dialogue with Local Government in Mukono, Uganda
  23. 23 SCIPEA: Co-produced Seasonal Forecasts for More Effective Management of Hydropower Supply in Kenya
  24. 24 Weather Wise: Co-producing Weather and Climate Radio Content for Farmers, Fishermen and Pastoralists in East Africa

Lead authors

  • Suzanne Carter, SouthSouthNorth
  • Anna Steynor, Climate System Analysis Group
  • Katharine Vincent, Kulima Integrated Development Solutions
  • Emma Visman, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, King’s College London and VNG Consulting Ltd.
  • Katinka Lund Waagsaether, Climate System Analysis Group

Contributing authors

  • Julio Araujo, SouthSouthNorth
  • Fiona Percy, CARE International
  • Madeleine Thomson, International Research Institute for Climate and Society

Case study authors are cited on each case study.

All authors have contributed equally and are listed alphabetically.

This work should be cited as:
Carter, S., Steynor, A., Vincent, K., Visman, E., and Waagsaether, K. (2019) ‘Co-production of African weather and climate services’. Manual, Cape Town: Future Climate for Africa and Weather and Climate Information Services for Africa (