Future Climate for Africa

Future Climate for Africa (FCFA) aims to generate fundamentally new climate science focused on Africa, and to ensure that this science has an impact on human development across the continent.

FCFA is implemented by 5 international research teams working across the African continent:

  • AMMA-2050 (African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analysis 2050)
  • FRACTAL (Future Resilience for African Cities and Lands)
  • IMPALA (Improving Model Processes for African Climate)
  • HyCRISTAL (Integrating Hydro-Climate Science into Policy Decisions for Climate-Resilient Infrastructure and Livelihoods in East Africa)
  • UMFULA (Uncertainty Reduction in Models for Understanding Development Applications)

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Atmosphere, ocean and land surface processes simulated in GCMs (source: US National Climate Assessment 2014)

Climate Models: What They Show Us and How They Can Be Used in Planning

Explore this guide from the Future Climate For Africa programme which provides a primer on global climate models (GCMs) and how to use them in planning.

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FRACTAL Principles

Throughout the FRACTAL project, the team determined several lessons for research and society, particularly with regard to working towards inclusive, contextual, and proactive climate research and action. Engage with the principles that underpinned the climate resilience work in the project. 

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Building Climate Resilience in Africa Through Research and Development

This article provides an evaluation of the Future Climate for Africa programme (2015-2021), which has brought together more than 200 researchers from over 20 countries to improve understanding of climate variability and change across Africa. 

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FRACTAL podcast series

The STARTcast is a podcast created by START for early- and mid-career scientists. Listen to Season 2 on co-creating climate information with decision-makers for climate-resilient cities in southern Africa as part of the Future Resilience for African Cities and Lands (FRACTAL) project.

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How to contribute climate change information to Wikipedia

How to contribute climate change information to Wikipedia

The Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) and Future Climate for Africa (FCFA) have produced a guide on how to contribute climate change information to Wikipedia.

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Climate narratives

This briefing note provides reflections on the climate risk narrative process: What have we tried? What have we learned? What does this mean for us going forward?

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