Lead researchers from CINSERE and ForPAc share project insights in African SWIFT webinar

Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, this year’s science meeting, SWIFT Progress: Transforming Weather Forecasting Science in Africa, is taking place entirely online throughout the month of June. To kick off the annual gathering and to make the most of our new online format, the African SWIFT team is pleased to host a free webinar on … Read more Lead researchers from CINSERE and ForPAc share project insights in African SWIFT webinar

The storm chasers making life-saving forecasts

Weather forecasters in Africa are getting access to satellite data that will allow them to track the path and severity of developing storms – and reduce the death toll from extreme weather events. An initiative called African SWIFT has enabled meteorologists to make accurate, hour-by-hour forecasts as severe weather approaches, a technique known as ‘nowcasting’ – very-short-range … Read more The storm chasers making life-saving forecasts

East Africa faces triple crisis of COVID-19, locusts and floods

New article by SWIFT team member John Marsham explains the impacts that flooding of Lake Victoria in Kenya and locusts have on vulnerable populations, especially in the time of COVID-19. A year of exceptional rainfall, floods and locust outbreaks is decreasing the resilience of vulnerable populations in East Africa just at the time of the … Read more East Africa faces triple crisis of COVID-19, locusts and floods

Inaugural testbed guides future of nowcasting in Africa

African SWIFT’s inaugural testbed was the first event of its kind in Africa, bringing together operational forecasters and researchers to forecast African weather patterns in real time. The testbed was conducted in early 2019 from an operational forecasting office in Nairobi at the Kenya Meteorological Department. Designed to support SWIFT’s programme of research capability-building in … Read more Inaugural testbed guides future of nowcasting in Africa

February seminar: The role of information in climate change adaptation in rural Africa

We were excited to welcome Dr Chris Paterson (Media and Communications, University of Leeds) and Dr Lata Narayanaswamy (POLIS, University of Leeds) to lead our February seminar, hosted jointly with fellow GCRF programme  AFRICAP  and the Leeds University Centre for African Studies (LUCAS). Focusing on work funded by the university’s quality-related Global Challenges Research Fund allocation, Drs Paterson … Read more February seminar: The role of information in climate change adaptation in rural Africa

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