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Learning from the FCFA Programme

Julio Araujo (SouthSouthNorth); Blane Harvey (McGill University); Ying-Syuan (Elaine) Huang (McGill University)

This Learning Review is a part of the programmatic learning endeavour to take stock of the lessons emerging from FCFA’s collective experience that might inform future investments into research on climate and development. We focus on three interrelated themes: project…

Summary of FCFA work in Rwanda

Roy Bouwer (SSN); Julio Araujo (SSN)

This brief provides a summary of the work FCFA carried out in Rwanda. Future Climate for Africa (FCFA) aims to generate fundamentally new climate science focused on Africa, and to ensure that this science has an impact on human development…

African Climate Risks Conference 2019 - Conference Report

International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

Held under the theme ‘Dismantling barriers to urgent climate change adaptation actions,’ the first African Climate Risks Conference (ACRC), provided an open platform for sharing the latest climate research in Africa among researchers, policy makers, practitioners, and development partners. Recognizing…

Co-production in African weather and climate services

Suzanne Carter, Anna Steynor, Katharine Vincent, Emma Visman, Katinka Lund Waagsaether, Julio Araujo, Fiona Percy, Madeleine Thomson

Co-production is being used to improve the quality of weather and climate services and to encourage better use of these services in a range of decisions across many sectors. The key to a co-production approach is bringing together the producers of weather…

Embracing uncertainty without abandoning planning

Ward Rauws

The uncertainties that are part of the development trajectories of cities challenge spatial planners in designing productive interventions. This paper explores how complexity theory can support planners in dealing with these uncertainties intelligently. It presents a dynamic, time-sensitive understanding of…

Future Climate for Africa - Brochure (English)

CCKE

The Future Climate For Africa Programme presents two major opportunities to: Generate fundamentally new climate science focused on Africa, and Ensure that this science has an impact on human development across the continent. FCFA is a £20 million (US$30 million)…

Interactive Digibook; Africa's Climate: Helping decisions-makers make sense of climate information

Experts from the Future Climate for Africa programme

Please visit our interactive digibook by clicking here: 2016report.futureclimateafrica.org

The curious nature of the hemispheric symmetry of the earth's water and energy balances

Stephens, G., Hakuba, M., Hawcroft, M., Haywood, J., Behrangi, A., Kay, J. and Webster, P.

This paper presents new estimates of the hemispheric energy balance based on an assembly of radiative flux and ocean heat data. Further, it provides an overview of recent simulations with fully coupled climate models to investigate the role of its…

Co-exploratory climate risk workshops: Experiences from urban Africa

A. Steynor, J. Padgham, C. Jack, B. Hewitson, C. Lennard

Co-production is increasingly recognised as integral to appropriate use and uptake of climate information into decision-making. However, the success of co-production is contingent on an innate understanding of the context in which it is being implemented. Climate knowledge co-production in…

Modeling haboob dust storms in large-scale weather and climate models

Pantillon, F., Knippertz, P., Marsham, J., Panitz, H. and Bischoff-Gauss, I.

Recent field campaigns have shown that haboob dust storms, formed by convective cold pool outflows, contribute a significant fraction of dust uplift over the Sahara and Sahel in summer. However, in situ observations are sparse and haboobs are frequently concealed…