Science Bases Prediction for Climate Scenarios in ACP Countries

Volker Nannen

Volker Nannen

Reliable information on climate change and variability can build resilience to climate impacts; saving lives, stopping and reversing desertification and improving livelihoods. Science-based climate information is critical for African countries to increase their resilience for adapting to climate change by addressing timely and effectively climate risks.

The European Commission has integrated Climate Services as part of its Research and Technological Development policy. Through the European Commission, the EU responded to the needs of ACP Group of States for climate services in the 11th European Development Fund (EDF) “to strengthen production, availability, delivery and application of science-based climate prediction and services”. The EU commissioned OIKO and Particip to formulate the Intra-ACP Climate Service Support Programme to:

  • Increase structured interaction between the user, researchers, and climate services providers through a User Interface Platform.
  • Provide climate services at Regional and National level through reliable Climate Service Information Systems (CSIS).
  • Improve access to Climate Information is improved by strengthening observation and monitoring systems, as well as Research, Modelling and prediction.
  • Enhance capacity of countries to generate and apply climate information and products.
  • Improve climate-informed decision-making through mainstreaming of climate services into policy processes.


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These actions are currently under implementation by the ACP Secretariat, the Global Framework for Climate Services hosted by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the Joint Research Centre.

The main beneficiaries of the action are the Regional Climate Centres (RCCs), the African Union Commission (AUC), the African Regional Economic Communities (RECs), the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP).

The Regional Climate Centers act as multipliers and will work with the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) and their partners in climate services provision at national level coordinated within a National Framework for Climate Services.

We use Earth Science technology to improve the quality of life in our world, especially the economic livelihood opportunities of the world's most vulnerable populations and the sustainable use of the natural resources of our planet. Our work is divided in six main program areas- Climate Adaptation, Climate Mitigation, Ecosystems, Natural Resources, Poverty & Livelihoods and Climate Services.

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