Information Observatory

The central objective of FOCUS-Africa is to develop sustainable tailored climate services…

We have identified eight case studies in the energy, food security, water and infrastructure sectors of the SADC region…

The resulting tailored climate services cover the full value-chain, whereby each case study…

Where African and European partners collaborate.

To develop sustainable tailored climate services in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region for four sectors: agriculture and food security, water, energy and infrastructure.

The proposed co-production amongst end-users, climate scientists and sectoral service providers will ensure that the full value chain for the delivery of the climate services is effectively realised.






Case studies


  • 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.