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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A look back at our Stakeholder Workshop in South Africa

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The third Stakeholders Workshop took place in Pretoria (South Africa), on 1-2 June 2022, in a hybrid mode. The focus was on case study 1 on food security in South Africa (link), and the wider region, as well as case study 8  on  water ...

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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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THINKING LONG-TERM IMPACT TO DESIGN WELL FROM DAY ONE

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A Methodology for the socio-economic impact assessment of climate services. Sadly we know today that in the race to fight climate change, we also have to learn how to adapt to the inevitable changes to come. Climate services equip decision-makers ...

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FOCUS-Africa participated to the first African Continental Climate Outlook Forum.

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The African Centre for Meteorological Applications and Development (ACMAD), as a World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Regional Climate Centre for Africa, organized a first of its kind one day Africa Continental Climate Outlook Forum (ACCOF-01). FO...

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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 and the WMO global effort for the operationalisation of climate services

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Maxx Dilley, Director, Climate Services, WMO The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Executive Council, in its 72nd session in September 2020, reaffirmed the importance of strengthening the operationalisation of the Climate Services Informatio...

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