- Start date: 1 June 2015
- End date: 1 June 2019
- Funder: NERC
- Co-investigators: Professor Andy Dougill
External primary investigator
Japhet Joel Kashaigili, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania
UMFULA (“river” in Zulu) is a four-year research project that aims to improve climate information for decision-making in central and southern Africa, with a particular focus on Tanzania and Malawi. The team is generating for the region new insights and more reliable information about climate processes and extreme weather events and their impacts on water, energy and agriculture, with the aim to support long-term – 5 to 40 years – planning decisions around resource use, infrastructure investment and cross-sectoral growth priorities. UMFULA is a global consortium of 13 institutions specialising in cutting-edge climate science, impact modelling and socio-economic research.