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Impact story: Strengthening scientific capacity for African climate science through the LaunchPAD project


LaunchPAD is the first phase of the Climate Model Evaluation Hub for Africa. The aim of LaunchPAD is to develop climate model evaluation tools focusing on processes which matter in African regions, which can be automated to run across models. These tools will substantially improve understanding of how climate models represent Africa.

This understanding is fundamental to support further improvement of models over Africa, and to inform the use of climate model data in adaptation planning. The project therefore addresses vital scientific and technical developments which are needed in order to improve the credibility of future climate information.