The ENACTS initiative is implemented by National Meteorological and Hydrological Services and Regional Climate Centres in Africa with the support of the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) and other partners. It is designed to transform local, national and regional climate-sensitive development decisions through the widespread uptake of timely, relevant, locally enhanced and quality-assured climate information at relevant spatial and temporal scales. WISER funding has been allocated to IRI to help implement ENACTS in Uganda and Kenya, and to strengthen the initiative in countries where it already exists (Ethiopia, Tanzania and Rwanda).
IRI is partnering with CARE Adaptation Learning Programme (ALP), the Columbia Data Science Institute and others to follow the impact of the 2015 El Niño in order to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the communication of the event, its potential impact and the responses.
The benefits of this project will be the development of effective demand from national stakeholder communities able to understand and use information on the past, present and future climate in development decisions.
Find out more about ENACTS on the IRI website. This includes flyers produced on the countries' initiatives and training materials. You can also read the report on the Health and Climate Colloquium 2016, organised by IRI.
Key project milestones
March 2016 - ENACTS launch in Rwanda. You can read about how ENACTS is supporting Meteo Rwanda to overcome data challenges in this case study from December 2016.
March/April 2016 - ENACTS installation and training in Kenya
May 2016 - ENACTS installation and training in Uganda
October 2016 - Health and climate workshop in Ethiopia. Read the briefing note on this event here.
October 2016 - ENACTS launch in Uganda