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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 … Continue Reading

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 … Continue Reading

GCRF African SWIFT Project Kick-Off Meeting

The NCAS – led Global Challenges Research Fund African Science for Weather Information and Forecasting Techniques (GCRF African SWIFT) project held their kick-off meeting in Dakar, Senegal from 13 – 17 November, 2017. The project meeting in Dakar was an opportunity for the team to lay out the groundwork for the four-year project, which aims … Continue Reading