Accurate weather forecasting is an essential tool of modern society, which brings benefit to people’s safety and livelihoods, along with country-wide economic development and prosperity.
GCRF African Science for Weather Information and Forecasting Techniques (GCRF African-SWIFT) is a £9m programme of research and capability building, led by the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS), and funded by UK Research and Innovation Global Challenges Research Fund.
Launched in 2018, the programme works with partners across the UK, Senegal, Ghana, Nigeria, Niger, Kenya and the United Nations’ World Meteorological Organization to develop sustainable African weather forecasting capability, enhancing the livelihood of African populations and improving the economies of their countries.
By Lauren Phillips, University of Leeds As a young girl growing up in Ghana, Dr. Winifred Atiah was fascinated by the weather forecasts she watched on TV with her family….
By Jemimah Gacheru (KMD), Chris Kiptum (KMD), David Koros (KMD), Caroline Wainwright (Reading), John Marsham (Leeds) for GCRF-African SWIFT Several lakes in Kenya’s Rift Valley have reached record levels, causing concerns…