Walker Institute

The Walker Institute based at the University of Reading, is an interdisciplinary research institute supporting the development of climate resilient societies. Research at the Walker Institute is helping us to address some of the fundamental questions currently facing development and encompassing social, economic, technological, and political strategies which are being implemented at all scales of society.

We encompass a network of researchers, policy-makers, practitioners and users who contribute as a community to achieve a shared goal with passion and with boldness – to turn discoveries into tools that make a genuine difference to the lives of some of the poorest communities around the world and help safeguard the lives of the generations to come.

The Walker Institute developed the Participatory Integrated Climate Services for Agriculture (PICSA) approach.


Book cover-Climate Risk in Africa

Climate Risk in Africa: Adaptation and Resilience

This book highlights the complexities around making adaptation decisions and building resilience in the face of climate risk, using insights from sub-Saharan Africa.

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Climate information services

A collaborative project trains communicators to disseminate climate information services and advisories to smallholder farmers.

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