OPEN call for concepts - Support under the Weather and Climate Information for Decision Making Fund

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The Met Office has published a call for concepts for a DFID-funded WISER (Weather & Climate Information Services for Africa) project.  The purpose of projects under the Weather and Climate Information for Decision Making Fund is to provide support to organisations who have a regional presence and significant reach to use weather and climate information better in their decision-making and/or within their networks. 

HOW TO APPLY

For more information or to apply for this opportunity, visit the Met Office website http://bit.ly/2xjicgI

WISER

WISER is funded by the UK government’s Department for International Development (DFID). The WISER programme's mission is to deliver transformational change in the quality, accessibility and use of weather and climate information services at all levels of decision-making for sustainable development in Africa.

WISER will:

  • Focus on service delivery, directed by user needs, which support poverty reduction and development;
  • Work holistically to inform climate risk decision making bringing together research, policy and practice;
  • Work with regional, national or sub-national plans, which have involved users; and
  • Work through existing and mandated organisations and channels where possible and appropriate.

The Met Office acts as Fund Manager for the East Africa part of WISER, including the provision of technical leadership, future programme development, programme oversight and by managing sub-grants of funds.

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