SWIFT Progress: Transforming Weather Forecasting Science in Africa

During the hour-long session, lead researchers from each project will share key insights in forecasting and climate resilience, including lessons, achievements and pathways forward.

About the projects

CINSERE seeks to increase the resilience and productivity of targeted Senegalese farming, pastoralist and fisher communities in the Feed the Future Zone of Influence in the face of climate variability and change through the improved provision, communication, and use of climate information services. The goal of CINSERE is to capacitate active stakeholders to develop and communicate tailored and salient climate information services in support of farmers’, fisheries’ and pastoralists’ communities, including members of both genders, in their decision making.

ForPAc is an inter-disciplinary project which aims to improve Early Warning Systems by improving  weather-climate forecasts and developing a systematic approach to mobilize disaster-preparedness before hazardous weather events using forecasting information.

Guest speakers

Dr. Issa Ouedraogo is a Scientist at the CGIAR Research program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), West Africa regional Program, based at ICRISAT-Bamako (Mali). He is coordinating the CINSERE Project based in Dakar, Senegal.

Emmah Mwangi is a lead researcher on the ForPAc project. She is currently seconded from the Kenya Met Department to the Kenya Red Cross Society.