Researchers working with IMPALA are wrapping up a cross-disciplinary, multi-institutional collaboration through which they have developed a model called CP4-Africa. This is a fine-grained climate model which better catches the details of air currents driving rainfall and storm activity, leading to improved representations of total rainfall amounts and, critically, high-impact extreme rain events, than previous models have been capable of. The model zooms in on a tight geographic grid of 4,5km by 4,5km, allowing for much more local-scale information on the timing and intensity of extreme events, particularly rainfall, in long term climate projections. The model has already been applied along with traditional climate model projections in several regions in sub-Saharan Africa. The aim is to produce climate information that will assist policy makers with accessible and useful information that can support governments in making more climate-sensitive planning and decisions. Part of the output from the various regional collaborations in the sub-continent using this model have been to produce a series of climate risk ‘narratives’ which present a few possible future climate scenarios. The narratives then summarise what the implications are in each scenario, along with the likely risks, and offer brief, accessible adaptation options.