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‘Creating possibilities and giving hope’: on the GCRF frontline

UK Research and Innovation has announced a large cut to the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) as a result of the Government’s decision to reduce spending on international aid. GCRF was established to target the best of Britain’s research effort at the big problems facing the world. The University of Leeds has been involved in about 150 individual … Continue Reading

Seven women forging the future of African weather forecasting

The future is female. This increasingly common phrase points to the fact that although women and girls represent half the world’s population, gender inequality continues to be a pervasive human rights issue, stagnating social progress and limiting our potential to create a healthy sustainable future for all. Persistent gender inequities exclude many women from contributing … Continue Reading

How will West Africa’s climate ‘feel’ decades from now?

If greenhouse gas emissions continue to climb, by the end of the century the average day in West Africa will be well outside of what people experience in today’s climate, according to new University of Leeds research published in Climatic Change. This is due to the region warming and the monsoon rains being disrupted in … Continue Reading

SWIFT scientists claim Water Woman Awards for research excellence

Though women are often underrepresented in STEM disciplines, including climate science and meteorology, their contributions are critical to advancing weather forecasting science, capability and communication in communities around the world. Launched in 2020 by water@leeds in partnership with Athena Swan teams at the University of Leeds, the annual Water Woman Awards were designed to recognise … Continue Reading