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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Newsletter editorial – seven months into FOCUS-Africa…

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Roberta Boscolo, WMO It is with great excitement that I introduce this first issue of the Newsletter of FOCUS-Africa. By launching its implementation phase on 1st September 2020, FOCUS-Africa is now seven months old however, as you will find out i...

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Climate services – the way to a climate-resilient and low-carbon society

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Jean-Claude Juncker, the former president of the European Commission, made a committment to lead the fight against global warming through the “transformation and deep decarbonisation of the whole economy,” calling for siginifcant adaptati...

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Say hello to our sister-projects: CONFER & DOWN2EARTH

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In the spirit of identifying areas of collaboration and creating synergies with other initiatives as encouraged by the European Commission, we introduce you to CONFER and DOWN2EARTH. These two projects were funded under the same European Commission c...

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