CONFER

Co-production of Climate Services for East Africa

Co-producing Climate Services for Eastern Africa

CONFER is a multi-national collaboration to bolster resilience to climate impacts and reduce disaster risk in East Africa. The main goal of the project is to co-develop dedicated climate services for the water, energy and food security sectors with stakeholders and end-users, to enhance their ability to plan for and adapt to seasonal climate fluctuations. 

Our Areas of Work

Work package 1 – Co-production of Climate Services

Identify how stakeholders and end-users employ climate information for planning and implementation of climate adaptation, and to collaborate with them to co-produce new climate services to increase the efficacy and quality of this work.

Work package 2 – Climate, Hydrology and Crop modelling

Improve on the accuracy and local detail of numerical prediction model outputs for East Africa, with a particular focus on seasonal prediction.

Work package 3 – Processing of Copernicus data

Obtain a new level of seasonal forecast skill based on numerical models and high-resolution satellite data by developing statistical and machine learning tools.

Work package 4 – Training and Capacity Development


Organize training and build capacity for enhancing climate information uptake in the water, energy and food security sectors.

Work package 5 – Communication, Dissemination and Exploitation

Disseminate our research and solutions to wide swaths of society, ranging from the general public to policymakers in Europe and Africa.

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Summary for Decision Makers, March to May 2021
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Summary for Decision Makers, March to May 2021

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