ICPAC becomes a regional “My Climate Risk Hub”
The goal of My Climate Risk Hub is to empower local communities to make sense of their own situation.
IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC) is delighted to join “My Climate Risk Hub”, an initiative of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) under the joint sponsorship of the World Meteorological Organization and the International Science Council.
ICPAC becomes the 13th member of the network and will act as its Eastern African Regional Centre.
My Climate Risk Hub aims to develop and mainstream a “bottom-up” approach to regional climate risk, working with decision-makers to assess the combination of hazard, vulnerability, and exposure that is particular to a specific context.
“Research plays a critical role in strengthening resilience in Africa. It provides the evidence and insights needed to develop effective policies and programs, build local capacity, and share knowledge and best practices. As a Climate Risk Hub, ICPAC will work with research institutions in the region to better understand the local context, strengthen local voices and develop tailored solutions to the climate crisis” says Dr Guleid Artan, ICPAC Director.
The World Climate Research Programme coordinates and facilitates international climate research to develop, share, and apply the climate knowledge that contributes to the well-being of societies. The network of hubs is anticipated to aid WCRP in bridging the gap between climate information and society by addressing the complexity of local issues while keeping the analysis' methodologies understandable and subject to scrutiny.
The goal of My Climate Risk Hub is to empower local communities to make sense of their own situation. More information on the regional hubs can be found here.