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African SWIFT PhD Studentships Awarded

Congratulations to Hellen Elimo Msemo and Michael Baidu who have been awarded SWIFT PhD studentships to commence in October 2018. Hellen currently works as a Lecturer at the University of Dar es Salaam and as Manager of Network Operations with the Tanzania Meteorological Agency. Her SWIFT research will look at ‘Bridging the gap between numerical … Continue Reading

Two African SWIFT PhD Studentships available

There are two new exciting opportunities to join the African SWIFT research team as a full-time PhD student.  These fully funded studentships, based at the University of Leeds will focus on: The Understanding and Prediction of High Impact Weather over West Africa Bridging the gap between numerical forecast evaluation and value to decision makers in … Continue Reading

African SWIFT report on flooding and heavy rainfall in Kenya

Report by SWIFT Research Team from Kenya Meteorological Department (KMD) Emmah Mwangi, John Mungai and Benard Chanzu report: During the March-May (MAM) 2018 season most parts of Kenya have received enhanced rainfall, which was characterized by intense storms.  As at 26th April, 2018 much of the country had already received rainfall that was over 125% of the MAM Long … Continue Reading

More flooding in East Africa destroys lives, homes and infrastructure

Follow the links below for the latest updates. FloodList News: Kenya – Floods Leave Dozens Dead and 211,000 Displaced BBC News: Kenya dams ‘a flood risk’ after heavy rains Flash update from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) FloodList News:Rwanda – Floods and Landslides Leave 18 Dead