FOCUS-Africa 2024 Editorial

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Roberta Boscolo, WMO As the FOCUS-Africa project enters its final year, this message marks my last communication through this channel. It’s with a blend of emotions that I pen this closing editorial. I feel a profound sense of achievement; o...

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Climate Services for Africa Policy Workshop

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This event is co-organized by the EU-funded projects FOCUS-Africa, DOWN2EARTH and CONFER. Thursday, 20 June 2024, Brussels, Belgium Norway House | Rue Archimède 17, 1000 Brussels Register now to participate in a focused w...

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Enhancing Climate Services Capacity in the SADC Region: Insights from the FOCUS-Africa Training Workshop

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Climate variability and change pose significant challenges to various sectors, necessitating the development of tailored climate services for effective decision-making. In this pursuit, the FOCUS Africa capacity development training program recently ...

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FOCUS-Africa’s Harvest of Impact: Climate Resilience in the Heart of Malawi

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Sunny weather, beautiful landscapes and smiley faces welcomed us in the Warm Heart of Africa. The CS2 team, made up of DCCMS, BSC, WEMC, and LGI set out from Blantyre to the historical village of Zomba. Here, in this inspiring environment, we engaged...

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Mission to Tanzania: Advancing Climate Resilience and Food Security

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Arriving in Dar es Salaam under the strong tropical rain was a brand-new experience of Tanzania for the European part of the FOCUS-Africa team. We arrived just in time for the onset of the rainy season, which was at the core of our discussions on foo...

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Optimizing Climate Resilience: FOCUS-Africa’s Impactful Mission in Tanzania

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The Full Value Chain Optimized Climate User Centric Services for Southern Africa (FOCUS-Africa) project develops tailored climate services in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region. The full value chain of climate services is being ...

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FOCUS-Africa Editorial, Roberta Boscolo

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The FOCUS-Africa project is already well in its third year of implementation and I continue to be surprised by the level of achievement and commitment so far but especially in the last year. Thanks to the relaxation of the COVID restrictions, the dif...

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FOCUS-Africa: Second stakeholders engagement mission to Tanzania

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The FOCUS-Africa project is working to implement tailored trial climate services in Tanzania. Specifically, the project is focusing on case studies 4, 5, and 6, which involve food security, infrastructure, and energy, respectively. The proje...

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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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