Congratulations to SWIFT partner, Philip Antwi-Agyei from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) who is in Nairobi this week to receive a prestigious African Academy of Sciences (ASS) research award. Philip’s research is one of 21 ground breaking projects from across Africa that have been selected to receive funding from a US $2.5M initiative supporting Africa-led climate science research.
By 2030, the impacts of climate change could cause enhanced levels of extreme poverty, especially in West Africa, where climate change presents a major development challenge with disproportionate effects on agriculture and agro-based livelihoods. Philip’s research project will focus on advancing knowledge on how to mainstream climate information in resilience building in agricultural systems to support sustainable agricultural productivity and economic development in Ghana.
The project will receive funding for a period of two years through the Climate Research for Development (C4RD) initiative, aimed at strengthening links between climate science research and climate information needs to support development planning in Africa.
Philip is SWIFT Co-Lead for the User Engagement and Forecast Evaluation Work Package.