Our case studies are the pillar of FOCUS-AFRICA’s development.

To illustrate how the application of new climate forecasts, projections can improve adaptation and resilience and maximise socio-economic benefits in the Southern Africa region and potentially in the whole of Africa, partners of the FOCUS-Africa project have identified eight case studies.

To ensure that the full value chain for the delivery of the climate services is effectively realised, each case study is conducted following a co-production approach, including the contribution of:

  • a scientific research partner providing credible climate information
  • a service provider partner effective at translating the climate information into usable and actionable applications or tools, and naturally,
  • end-users making use of the climate services while providing regular feedback.

And to provide a range of examples where climate service delivery can be successfully implemented, the eight FOCUS-Africa case studies are targeting four key sectors in 5 countries in the SADC region: agriculture and food security, water, energy and infrastructure.






  • 1. Close involvement of end-users

    FOCUS-Africa’s climate services will decisively strengthen the link between the climate scientific community and stakeholders in the SADC region, by leveraging the advanced scientific knowledge and strong networks of our team, and by establishing dedicated channels of communications, so as to target the full value chain of our users.

  • 2. Tailored climate information by service providers

    FOCUS-Africa will advance our understanding of how climate science can be tailored and applied to events critical for different socio-economic sectors in SADC, also contributing to the IPCC knowledge and communications.

  • 3. Best use of observations and model data by research organisations

    FOCUS-Africa will demonstrate the effectiveness of climate information in strengthening the adaptive capacity of end-users by delivering tailored, actionable and exploitable climate services and by estimating their socio economic benefits across the full value chain.