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Newsletter June 2020

23 June 2020 // Cities, Climate information, Climate science, Knowledge creation and management

Welcome to the June 2020 edition of the Future Climate for Africa newsletter showcasing the recent highlights and work of FCFA. 

Newsletter March 2020

31 March 2020 // Knowledge creation and management

Welcome to the March 2020 edition of the Future Climate for Africa newsletter showcasing the recent highlights and work of FCFA. 

New climate model provides clearer rainfall projections for West Africa

19 March 2020 // Climate information, Extreme weather

A new, fine-grained climate model designed for Africa, which better catches the details of air currents driving rainfall and storm activity across the continent, is producing more robust future projections for overall rainfall and high-impact extreme rain events than previous models.

Climate researchers from Africa and the UK discuss African climate model evaluation at LaunchPAD workshop

06 March 2020 // Climate information, Knowledge creation and management

From 24 - 28 February LaunchPAD held its first workshop in Cape Town, South Africa, which brought together climate researchers from the University of Oxford, University of Yaounde I, University of Nairobi, University of Cape Town, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, and the Met Office.

People-focussed hub aims to improve African climate modelling

18 December 2019 // Climate information, Climate science

The computer models which scientists use to project future shifts in climate have mainly been developed by scientists outside of Africa. Scientists therefore have limited understanding of how these tools represent the conditions that are unique to different regions on the African continent.A new network of climate scientists in Africa and the United Kingdom hopes to address this, by fast-tracking model development which will improve the understanding of how these tools represent climate processes in African regions. These researchers will collaborate through the Climate Model Evaluation Hub for Africa.

Newsletter November 2019

13 November 2019 // Agriculture, Cities, Climate adaptation, Climate information, Climate science, Knowledge creation and management

We are excited to share with you Future Climate for Africa's final newsletter for 2019 showcasing the recent work of FCFA in what has been a busy and productive last few months.

LaunchPAD: Climate Model Evaluation Hub for Africa enters its first phase

12 July 2019 // Climate information, Climate science

The Future Climate for Africa programme has made substantial progress in understanding the African climate and has developed methodologies to evaluate the regional climate processes and impact-relevant indices which matter locally. LaunchPAD has been established to build upon these novel findings and methods to extend the work to more regions and systems, and to embed tools into automated software that will fast-track the understanding of how well climate models simulate climate dynamics in African regions.

Newsletter June 2019

28 June 2019 // Agriculture, Cities, Climate adaptation, Climate information, Climate science, Climate Services, Climate smart infrastructure, Extreme weather, Knowledge creation and management, Politics and Governance, Water

Welcome to the June 2019 edition of the Future Climate for Africa newsletter

Training in Python is fundamental for emerging African climate researchers

08 March 2019 // Climate information, Knowledge creation and management

A key output of Future Climate for Africa (FCFA) projects has been focusing on capacity development of Early Career Researchers (ECRs) through consortium, cross-consortia and external initiatives. It is hoped that through these initiatives ECRs will have increased knowledge, capacity and skills to enhance their development and/or use of climate information.

Newsletter - December 2018

14 January 2019 //

Welcome to the December 2018 edition of the Future Climate for Africa newsletter