- Start date: 1 June 2015
- End date: 1 June 2019
- Funder: NERC
- Primary investigator: Professor Andy Dougill
- Co-investigators: Professor Suraje Dessai, Dr Ajay Bhave
- External co-investigators: Partners across 13 academic and practitioner organisations from UK and Africa
- Postgraduate students: Emmanuel Likhoya
Jointly funded by NERC and DIFD
External primary investigator: Professor Declan Conway, London School of Economics
The UMFULA project is part of the Future Climate For Africa programme. UMFULA (‘river’ in Zulu) will provide new insights and more reliable information about climate processes and extremes in Central and Southern Africa. UMFULA will partner with agencies and universities in Tanzania and Malawi to link the information to development decisions with long-term consequences.
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.