FOCUS-Africa/CONFER/Down2Earth COP27 side events overview

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In November 2022, the FOCUS-Africa project along with its sister projects Down2Earth and CONFER, had the pleasure of holding two side events at the 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC CO...

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Publication of a paper on bias correction of extreme events

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A Novel Bias Correction Method for Extreme Events When one is using climate simulation outputs, one critical issue to consider is the systematic bias affecting the modelled data. The bias correction of modelled data is often used when one is using...

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FOCUS-Africa mission to Malawi

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Dragana Bojovic (on behalf of the CS2 team) The final FOCUS-Africa 2022 country mission took place in Malawi from 3-12 October. The mission included partners involved in the Case Study on Climate Services for Food Security (CS2) and the Case Stud...

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Resources from our third FOCUS-Africa External Stakeholder Workshop are online!

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On 30 May to 3 June 2022, the third Stakeholder Workshop of FOCUS-Africa took place in Pretoria, and for the first time in-person and also online! The workshop sessions covered both regional perspective for the whole project and particularly explore ...

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Stakeholder engagement for Climate Services in Southern Africa: understanding users needs and assessing capacity gaps

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The 3rd stakeholder workshop of the FOCUS-Africa project took place from 30 May to 3 June 2022 in Pretoria, South Africa with about seventy participants comprising local stakeholders, consortium and advisory board members, and representatives from Na...

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FOCUS-Africa Editorial, by Roberta Boscolo

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This second issue of FOCUS-Africa Newsletter coincides with the first mid-term review of the project. Yes, we already reached 18+ months of implementation while employing our creativity, innovation and efforts in order to minimize the impacts of COVI...

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SECOND AFRICAN CONTINENTAL CLIMATE OUTLOOK FORUM

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A Mechanism for improved coordination on data, methods, tools, products and services for Africa CONCEPT NOTEThe African Centre for Meteorological Applications and Development (ACMAD) as a WMO Regional Climate Centre (RCC) for Africa is org...

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Case study 3 field trip in Mozambique

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FOCUS-Africa traveled to Mozambique in what is officially the first field trip for the project. The team working on food security in case study three , led by Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (SSSA) in Pisa, Italy, finally met in person in a windy aft...

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FOCUS-Africa – The first field trip in Mozambique

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Traveling is possible again, and the Case Study 3 (CS3) team met for the first time in person in Mozambique this October 2021. A twelve day visit to assess the socio-economic impact of climate services in the FOCUS-Africa project. CS3 fo...

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FOCUS-Africa at the EMS Innovative Presentation Award

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The European meteorological Society (EMS) Annual Meeting 2021 was attended by FOCUS-Africa partners on Friday 10th September, with 549 participants from 43 countries. This was a great opportunity to present the project to a wide audience. The subm...

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