Assessing sustainability and effectiveness of climate information services in Africa
Following the call for project ideas launched by USAID in March 2016, the AGRHYMET Regional Center proposed a project idea on climate information services in West Africa. After examining the various proposals submitted, a consortium of eight (8) institutions, including AGRHYMET, was selected to conduct preliminary surveys in a number of African meteorological services under a project entitled «Assessing sustainability and effectiveness of climate information services in Africa»
This initiative aims to develop realistic models and options for the sustainable provision of climate information in sub-Saharan Africa, building on existing knowledge in the region.
In order to improve the understanding of existing means and fill the financing and investment gap in national meteorological and hydrological services (NMHSs), a questionnaire based on the pillars of the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) has been developed. Consortium partners, including AGRHYMET, conducted surveys in seven African countries using this questionnaire: Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Malawi, Mali, Niger, Rwanda and Senegal. The surveys in Côte d’Ivoire, Mali and Niger were carried out by AGRHYMET experts, namely Dr. Seydou B. TRAORE, Dr. Agali ALHASSANE, Dr. Issaka LONA and Mr. Seydou TINNI HALIDOU.
Other consortia were also responsible for investigating the views and needs of different users of climate services, as well as the funding models for NMHSs and the level of fund mobilization by them in the framework of public-private partnerships. (PPP).
We post here the final reports of these different surveys as they are cleared not only by all the members of the consortia, but also by the funding agency.
- APPROACHES TO COMBINE TECHNOLOGIES FOR OBSERVATION: Downlaod document
- APPROACHES TO COLLECT, EXCHANGE AND INTEGRATE DATA SETS: Downlaod document
- CLIMATE INFORMATION SERVICES MARKET ASSESSMENT: Downlaod document
- Sustainable Climate Information Services (CIS): Downlaod document