African SWIFT scientist Maureen Ahiataku recently appeared on Africa 54 News, discussing her career journey as a meteorologist in Ghana and West Africa. Young women in the West Africa nation of Ghana often feel alone and isolated. But, in Accra, Ghana, Maureen Ahiataku is part of a new breed of young meteorologists using her skills … Continue Reading
By Dr. Jeffrey Nii Armah Aryee, Lecturer and Researcher at KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana Accurate weather forecasting is an essential tool of modern society, which brings benefit to human safety and livelihoods, along with economic development and prosperity. The Nowcasting Satellite Facility (NWC-SAF) provides various products that are useful for improving nowcasting potential in Africa. Ghana … Continue Reading
The Leeds GCRF African SWIFT team and the National Centre for Atmospheric Science would like to thank Dr Benjamin Lamptey for his significant and valued contributions made to the SWIFT programme and wider research activities at the University of Leeds during his tenure in the UK, and wish him well on his return to Ghana.
By Lauren Phillips, University of Leeds As a young girl growing up in Ghana, Dr. Winifred Atiah was fascinated by the weather forecasts she watched on TV with her family. While some childhood passions fade with age, Atiah’s was a launch point for her career in meteorology and climate science. Despite being classed as an … Continue Reading
By Lauren Phillips, University of Leeds Ghana’s agricultural sector loses more than £20 million each year due to extreme temperatures, changes in rain cycles, floods and droughts – poor climatic conditions as a result of climate change. For a country where agriculture accounts for more than 50% of the GDP and provides more than 90% … Continue Reading