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…

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…

Guide: Approaches to communicating climatic uncertainties with decision-makers

Jordan Harold; Kenny R. Coventry; Emma Visman; Ismahan Soukeyna Diop; Jessica Kavonic; Irene Lorenzoni; Chris Jack; Tanya Warnaars

This guide highlights two approaches used by researchers to communicate climate projections, and associated uncertainties, in west and southern African contexts. It provides descriptions of these approaches, guidance on how best to incorporate them into wider stakeholder engagement processes and contexts, and the constraints and opportunities associated with each approach. The…

FCFA Mid-Term Conference Report

Jean-Pierre Roux, Zablone Owiti, Sultana Mapker, Julio Araujo, Nkulumo Zinyengere and Kristen Kennedy

The FCFA mid-term conference took place in Cape Town from 4th to 7th September 2017. This report presents an overview of the conference activities. It includes brief session reports for all conference sessions, summaries of key outcomes, and progress on FCFA…

Scientific capacity development in climate change related disciplines: Analysis of barriers, opportunities and good practice in Africa

Leigh Cobban, Mark New, Michael Baudoin, Anna Steynor, Katinka Waagsaether, Chris Jack, Julius Kamau, Sarah Correy, Robert Ochieng, Heila Lotz-Sisiska, Cherie Forbes, Jean-Pierre Roux, Jon Padgham, Katie Dietrich, Sarah Schweizer, Abby Gwaltney

This study investigated the needs and experiences of African researchers working in climate change-related disciplines. It focused largely on early career researchers based at African institutions (largely universities and national and regional research institutions) who have received support from international…

Report: The political economy of long-lived decisions in Africa

Guy Pegram, Daniel Seddon-Daines, Shravya Reddy, Nura Sulieman and Hannah Baletta

This framework report has been commissioned to help the RCs and other stakeholders understand the complex nature of economic decision-making on the continent. The report is not an attempt to undertake a comprehensive analysis of the political economy of decisionmaking…

Future Climate for Africa - Brochure (English)


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)…

Future Climate For Africa - Brochure (Français)


Le programme Future Climate For Africa (FCFA) présente deux opportunités considérables: créer des données scientifiques fondamentalement nouvelles relatives au climate qui sont axées sur l'Afrique, et veiller à ce que ces données scientifiques aient un impact sur le développement humain dans l'ensemble du continent.

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