An East African Climate Center of Excellence
ICPAC is a Climate Center accredited by the World Meteorological Organization that provides Climate Services to 11 East African Countries. Our services aim at creating resilience in a region deeply affected by climate change and extreme weather.
Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan and Uganda form the Intergovernmental Authority on Drought and Development (IGADD) to reduce impacts of droughts and other natural disasters
In response to devastating droughts, 24 countries from southern and Eastern Africa join forces and establish a Drought Monitoring Centre with its headquarters in Nairobi (DMCN) and a Sub-Centre in Harare, the Drought Monitoring Centre-Harare (DMCH)
The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) is formed to replace IGADD
Heads of State and Governments IGAD held their 10th Summit in Kampala, Uganda, where the Drought Monitoring Center-Nairobi (DCMN) was adopted as a specialized IGAD institution
The Drought Monitoring Center-Nairobi changes its name to IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC)
ICPAC becomes a World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Regional Climate Centre (RCC) of excellence in the provision of climate services to national and regional users of Eastern Africa
ICPAC moves it's offices to Ngong, to a fully renewable energy powered facility
Climate Services and Early Warnings for Sustainable Development
ICPAC has the vision of becoming a world-class center of excellence in climate services for sustainable development in Eastern Africa
Creating resilience to a changing climate
Temperatures in Africa are projected to rise faster than the global average increase during the 21st century. The IPCC warns that if the global society continues to emit greenhouse gases at current rates, the average global temperature could rise by 2.6 – 4.8o C by 2100. Africa’s recent development gains have been in climate sensitive sectors. Providing quality climate services is key to maintain progresses made as to build resilience of vulnerable populations to climate shocks.