WISER support to ICPAC (W2-SIP)

Project Overview

The impact of the W2-SIP project was to enhance the resilience and prosperity of ICPAC member states by fostering climate services and knowledge. It aimed to increase the use of co-produced reliable weather and climate services to inform regional and national policy and decision-making. This project built on the successes of the SCIPEA and ENACTS projects supported in WISER phase 1.

ICPAC’s capacity to be a knowledge and learning hub on user centred co-production and knowledge brokering in climate services was strengthened. ICPAC staff gained increased skills in co-production approaches including facilitation skills for co-producing climate services with users. In addition, WISER made substantial investments in ICPAC’s computing and IT facilities to allow it to better produce forecasts to meet their user’s needs, and as a regional resource that can be accessed by ICPAC member states. 

View this video, which provides an overview of ICPAC's forecast products.

Resources

First objectively consolidated seasonal forecast for Eastern Africa - report

Objective forecast overview

Improved seasonal forecast for Eastern Africa

W2SIP ICPAC/NECJOGHA Climate Communications Workshop GHACOF51, Entebbe

Flexible forecasting's impact on the GHACOF

Taking an objective view - case study - December 2019

Stakeholder engagement climate forum report - February 2020

Case study - The low down on high-tech forecasting - March 2020

UK supercomputer to combat Africa's worst locust outbreak in decades - March 2020

Climate Services to Revitalize the Water Sector in Kenya - April 2020

Co-production: Finding your role in climate services - April 2020

Change for trade: Climate services for a transforming Grain Sector - April 2020

Climate services for regional development - April 2020

New UK support to tackle devastating locust swarms in Africa and Asia - July 2020

New UK support to tackle devastating locust swarms in East Africa - August 2020

Climate information for use: access vs understanding in climate services - November 2020

Role of sectoral experts in Taita Taveta climate services - November 2020

ENACTS Climate Services Initiative Ripples Across East Africa with WISER Support - November 2020

You may also be interested in the following websites:

African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC) 

Building Resilience & Adaptation to Climate Extremes & Disaster (BRACED)

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)

Future Climate for Africa (FCFA)