Assessing Sustainability and Effectiveness of Climate Information Services

Women farmers in Burkina Faso
Women farmers interpreting a historical time series graph on seasonal rainfall totals in Tibtenga, Burkina Faso.
Ky Dembele

The Assessing Sustainability and Effectiveness of Climate Information Services in Africa (Sustainable CIS) project seeks to identify sustainable and effective models for climate information services.  We will address this by developing realistic models and options for sustainable delivery of climate information in Sub-Saharan Africa, building upon existing knowledge in the region.

Delivering climate information requires access to reliable climate and weather data, a major challenge since collecting and processing hydro-meteorological data is significantly underfunded in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The primary providers of this information are typically national meteorological and hydrological services with a mandate to observe, forecast and issue warnings for pending weather and climate threats. Working with other public and private actors to co-design climate services increases the cost-effectiveness and usefulness to end-users.
From October 2016 to June 2018, this project focuses on sustainable climate information services in Senegal, Niger, Mali, Côte d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Niger and Malawi. The baseline assessment will be carried out in all five target countries and the team will work on a sustainable business model with the national meteorological service of three or more of these countries.

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