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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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

Research Posts available with African SWIFT

African SWIFT is now advertising for a number of research posts. See our Project News / Opportunities page for full details. 3 posts: Programme Science Director and two expert Research Scientists (ACMAD, Niamey, Niger) Deadline 20 April. 4 posts: Senior Research Scientist, Research Scientist and two Research Fellows (NCAS, University of Leeds, UK) Deadline 24 … Read more

African SWIFT reports on recent floods in Kenya

SWIFT Researcher Emmah Mwangi from Kenya Meteorological Department (KMD) reports: In March 2018 there have been two episodes of heavy rainfall in most parts of Kenya, which caused massive flooding in urban and low lying areas. Both episodes were caused by the presence of Tropical cyclones in the Indian Ocean; Dumazile and Eliakim. The effect of Cyclones … Read more