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Policy brief: Policy coherence for sustainable development in sub-Saharan Africa

Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and London School of Economics and Political Science

Cross-sectoral approaches to policy development are essential to meeting the Paris Agreement on climate change and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which define the post-2015 development agenda. Coherent policy development requires strategic, logical assessment of interlinkages, trade-offs and opportunities within…

Climate information needs in Southern Africa: a review

Daleen Lotter, Claire Davis, Emma Archer, Katharine Vincent, Joanna Pardoe, Mark Tadross, Willem Landman, Sabine Stuart Hill and Graham Jewitt

This review has two objectives: To review the current availability of climate information in a southern African context; 2. To assess the climate information requirements of a variety of end users in the southern African region using empirical findings from…

AMMA-2050 bias-corrected CMIP5 dataset

Serge Janicot and Adjoua Famien

FCFA researchers from the AMMA-2050 consortium have created a new CMIP5 (Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 5) multi-model dataset that removes each model’s observed bias using a state-of-the-art quantile-quantile mapping procedure. This comprises daily data for 1950-2099, for 7 variables, 3…

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…

Dialogue for decision-making: unpacking the 'City Learning Lab' approach

Julie Arrighi, Bettina Koelle, Monica Coll Besa, Meggan Spires, Jess Kavonic, Dianne Scott, Aynur Kadihasanoglu, Sukaina Bharwani, Chris Jack

The ‘City Learning Lab’ approach described here is designed to facilitate multi-disciplinary problem-solving at the intersection of these two trends across five cities in Southern Africa. It has been developed and is being used by the ‘Future Resilience for African…

Using qflux to constrain modeled Congo Basin rainfall in the CMIP5 ensemble

A. Creese and R. Washington

Coupled models are the tools by which we diagnose and project future climate, yet in certain regions they are critically underevaluated. The Congo Basin is one such region which has received limited scientific attention, due to the severe scarcity of…

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

Report: Africa's climate: Helping decision-makers make sense of climate information

Future Climate for Africa

African decision-makers need reliable, accessible, and trustworthy information about the continent’s climate, and how this climate might change in future, if they are to plan appropriately to meet the region’s development challenges. The Future Climate for Africa report, Africa’s climate:…

The onset and cessation of seasonal rainfall over Africa

Caroline M. Dunning, Emily C. L. Black and Richard P. Allan

Variation in the seasonal cycle of African rainfall is of key importance for agriculture. Here an objective method of determining the timing of onset and cessation is, for the first time, extended to the whole of Africa. The method is…