Development of skills during African SWIFT

Impact of African SWIFT on the skills of participants

Developing the skills of weather forecasters was one of the key goals throughout African SWIFT project. Effort was made to track the progress of development of skills across twelve categories at regular intervals throughout the project.

During the last Science Meeting, participants were asked to self certify their skill levels at the end of the project. The figure below demonstrates that involvement in African SWIFT has had a significant positive impact on the skills profile of participants, particularly so in the areas of research skills, use of numerical models, and in interdisciplinary impact based science.