Global Challenges Research Fund African Science for Weather Information and Forecasting Techniques

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. 


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