Facilitating the flow of information between policy-makers and scientists in Sub-SaDear haran Africa.

Lead Research Organisation: University of Reading
Department Name: Meteorology

Abstract

Through my research and the 12 month scoping study for the ACX, I have already built many excellent
personal relationships with key stakeholders and individuals with influential voices at local, national and
international levels. I have successfully connected UoR climate scientists and the Sub-Saharan team
in CAFOD (NGO) to the IoP Campaign for Africa, to support the teaching of weathe-rclimate science at
primary school level in 6 different countries across Sub-Saharan Africa. A proposal will shortly be
submitted to Comic Relief for funding.
Through using links developed through the West Africa Forecasters Handbook KE project and
my co-leadership of a chapter with the African Centre of Meteorological Applications for
Development (ACMAD, Zilore Mumba) to primary and secondary users. The local forecasters as
primary users of scientific knowledge of weather prediction, have direct links to secondary users,
their customers, in various sectors including agriculture, hydrology and water resource planning,
health epidemiology, energy, fisheries, shipping and off-shore oil production.
Through my research links with AMMA and Africa-THORPEX. I will use my active participation
with researchers to share the learning of the ACX and the opportunities offered to link through to
the policy-makers.
Through my work linked to Reading’s Internationalisation Strategy. I am currently organising a
workshop in Khartoum as part of the University’s Sudan Initiative. This will prove useful in
building new relationships with the HEIs and government ministers in Sudan and for meetings
with the National Met Services and NGOs based in Khartoum. There will be many subsequent
synergies with this initiative that I can use as the Fellowship activities progress.
Potential opportunities for generating economic impact: Opportunities to enhance economic
impact exist through industry interest in obtaining climate information. I will exploit myc urrent research
links to support caty at African HEIs through jointly supervised research projects, similar to the
model used in Reading eg. Hiscox Catastrophe Modelling – I have just been awarded a CASE
Studentship with Dr Hodges (NCEO/ESSC), starting October 2011 working in the Financial service
sector. There is a high degree of interest in climate information in relation to hurricane activity linked to
African weather systems. Also with Fugro GEOS - Measurement, consultancy and forecasting service
for oil companies - interested in understanding the impact of African squal llines on oil platforms in the
Gulf of Guinea.
In addition, I will exploit the EU summit meetings I participate in, to develop new contacts with industry
that have strong investment interests in Africa (eg. TOTAL, Shell, Vodafone). These can be channeled
to provide further support for the ACX activities through their charitable foundations.
Within the School: Reading is developing a new MSc courses on African Meteorology in partnership
with the Met Office. The new research partnerships formed through the ACX will benefit from these
courses and the interest in supporting PhD students remotely through joint supervision arrangements
with African HEIs. I will bring these to the attention of the HEIs I work with in the Africa ACX to help
generate new research and teaching collaborations. We have also had preliminary discussions to link
up with the European distance learning course for Sub-Saharan African students, spear-headed
by Prof Polcher (Head of AMMA-EU, Director of Research for LMD, Paris).
IT Sector: There are also business opportunities for mobile phone communications and cloud
computing. The new ESSC Virtual Observatory offers opportunities for linking industry to decisionmakers
and end-users. New business investment in mobile Early Warning Systems wil l bring
technological development and reinvestment opportunities to Africa with potential job creation .
How and why I can make effective KE and impact re probable: The UK Africa Climate science
community have developed links with operational partners and end-users sporadically and largely independently of each other. Climate science needs to be focused and translated effectively between
user communities to maximise progress towards locally-driven adaptation and mitigation solutions. By
working at the science-policy interface and being immersed in the KE activities needed, I can bring my
skills and experience of KE and working in Africa (see Sections 9, 10) to bring our climate sceince
community together and focus research direction through dialogue with pol icy-makers and through
identifying their priorities. The scoping study and letters of support confirm the science community’s
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interest in doing this through the ACX activities I co-ordinate. Without this fellowship to create and
manage the ACX initiative, barriers will remain between climate scientists and policy-makers. Socioeconomic
impact will be more achievable through establishing a mechanism whereby dialogue
between NERC scientists at the forefront of their research and policy makers in government and
NGO’s will be made easier, less time-consuming and more effective. Lessons learned will be shared
widely through the Africa Climate Exchange portal and through discussion, reports of exchange case
studies and presentations.
Assumptions, risks and mitigation: There were a number of assumptions when the ACX plan was
formed. These were:
(1) Our climate expertise will match the stakeholders’ different needs .
(2) The ACX will make a tangible difference to the decision process for policy-makers and in
exchanging knowledge we will learn which questions are significant and relevant for future African
climate science research.
(3) The proposed activities are the best way to encourage interactions.
(4) Climate variability and change is a barrier to development that the policy-makers need to address.
The key risk is that the dnt stakeholders will not want to engage with the process. The Scoping
Study and the letters of support refute this. This mitigates the key risk and supports the first three
assumptions. I have been able to develop a set of preliminary research questions based on
stakeholder need that is congruent with the proposed activities and compatible with the expertise we
have at Reading. The third assumption is not one that I can resolve at the moment. I will continue to
assume that exchanging knowledge with policy-makers is the most effective tool to development but I
know that policy-makers have many other concerns with competing pressures eg. population growth,
urbanisation, poverty, globalisation of markets and land-use changes. The last assumption is wellfounded
given the passion of the participants at the Africa Adapt Symposium I have just come back
from - climate information and understanding it in the context of adaptation and climate compatible
development is paramount. I will continue to manage these assumptions and risks by maintaining
frequent one-to-one discussions to understand different stakeholder specific needs, to identify benefits
and rewards to all stakeholders and to match these carefully to the ACX objectives to maintain interest
and input. I will manage the project flexibly, using triage on underproductive avenues and developing
new productive ones.
How long it will take for the impact to be realised? The initial impact will be quick through the 1:1
meetings. The short term metrics for measuring impact are detailed in the time-bound work Plan
Sustained socio-economic impacts from facilitating conversation and these consortia collaboration
between climate scientists and government policy-makers and NGOs in Sudan and Senegal are likely
to continue after the lifetime of this fellowship. Other long-term measures of impact that could be
expected include: (1) Improved policy-relevant predictions in future IPCC Assessment Reports; (2)
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Publications

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Description Since the end of 2011, AfClix has been working on the ground in Sub-Saharan (SSA) countries to explore how NERC science can best inform climate-related policy for improving food security. Much of this initial phase has been focused on mapping existing institutional, socio-cultural, and economic mechanisms at local, national, and international levels to evaluate opportunities and bottlenecks along the climate information chain in each country. Learning what the priorities are of local decision-makers helps us create purposeful dialogue opportunities, developing crucial relationships and make connections between individuals and groups to establish effective interdisciplinary collaborations, focusing on the adaptations required to enable those approaches identified as effective, to support new dialogue contexts. Working together in an integrated network across a range of scientific disciplines, geographic regions and levels of humanitarian, development and policy decision making, ensures our science can be applied appropriately to anticipate and promote resilience (Boyd, Cornforth et al., 2013) to a range of potential future risks in the different countries. See also PLANET EARTH, Spring 2013.



Without formal governance structures in Africa, the coupling of a boundary organization, AfClix, with the grass-roots expertise and actions of relevant institutions, agencies, and stakeholders, demonstrates an alternative way to bridge bottom-up and top-down strategy and informal-versus-formal institutions, to provide short-term and long-term action on climate change in ways that are really meaningful to peoples' lives. Such integrated networks (e.g. Rainwatch coupled with AfClix) are building resilience ("here and now" to help mitigate short- medium-term shocks), and enabling further engagement with on-going and recurrent crisis, to build adaptive capacity through improved communications and cutting-edge trans-disciplinary science.
Exploitation Route AfClix is making a significant difference at the science-policy interface. In only 1 year, the practical action-oriented research at the science-policy interface is leading to multiple examples of impacts at individual, community and institutional scales, and making significant in-roads towards influencing national government and international policy, public and private sector practice (e.g. UN Case Study).



AfClix is making a difference because it helps to match ground-based needs with grass-roots solutions aimed at tackling climate vulnerability associated with uncertainty, and can demonstrate the benefits of weather and climate information to in-country and UK policy makers. Multiple interdisciplinary collaborations have been spawned through AfClix connecting individuals and groups and overcoming communication barriers -- 8 submitted proposals, with the first now fully funded in the recent NERC Standard Grant round. All collaborations are contributing towards the long-term aim to promote resilience in rural communities in SSA through locally relevant adaptation strategies informed by the latest climate science.



An important example of the impact of such collaborations comes from Rainwatch in Niger. As a direct result of an alert by Rainwatch in September 2011, the President, Prime Minister and Minister of Agriculture of Niger officials of the Niger government) sought help from the international community to tackle the grain deficit and possible famine that would result from the poor rainy season in West Africa in 2011. The early response by the NGOs in Niger in 2011 contrasted starkly to other countries suffering in the Sahel. The success of Rainwatch lies in personal long-term commitment by an individual (Prof Peter Lamb) to ensure the needs on the ground informed the project from the start and to contribute substantial efforts to build relationships and develop trust over a number of years.



Rainwatch showed that effective links between climate science and policy decision-making could influence policy and action on the ground. Even in the absence of coherent national climate strategies, individuals with the appropriate tools and methodologies - such as Rainwatch - can establish effective links via a boundary organization like AfClix, across a range of disciplines, regions, and levels of decision-making, to communicate climate risk and uncertainty effectively for action-oriented results. The new integrated Rainwatch-AfClix Drought Early Warning System framework is now being tested to support both rural and urban communities in conflict regions in Sudan.



The continuing success of AfClix in giving climate science a voice to support pan-African, regional and national DRR and climate adaptation frameworks and policy making, depends on its ability to achieve strong engagement and buy-in from across the relevant sectors, as well as from researchers. Researchers, practitioners and policy makers need to be engaged at the outset in identifying projects and technologies which best align with their priorities and user needs. Building on and facilitating new engagement involves a range of in-country activities which are supported by significant long-term investment in cross-sectoral and interdisciplinary partnerships, where impact is assured for both producers and users of weather and climate information. The science embedded within these partnerships collaborations include: (1) scientific tools to increase understanding of climate change and to help coordinate an effective response to its impacts e.g. land-surface modeling of climate change impacts on sugar cane yield in Sudan; (2) development of early warning systems e.g. GIS near real-time monitoring of rainfall and locally relevant parameters (e.g. Rainwatch) coupled with regional monitoring (TAMSAT); (3) development of the research basis for subseasonal-seasonal-interannual weather and climate prediction, with an orientation towards the approach that will be needed at the national, regional, and multi- national levels to achieve the desired goals and sustain climate services initiatives.
Sectors Agriculture/ Food and Drink,Communities and Social Services/Policy,Education,Environment,Government/ Democracy and Justice

URL http://www.afclix.org/
 
Description The focus of the last six months has been on enabling collaboration and on providing a "seamless set of support and funding options" going forwards beyond the lifetime of this KE Fellowship. The continuing success of AfClix in giving climate science a voice to support pan-African, regional and national DRR and climate adaptation frameworks and policy making, depends on its ability to achieve strong engagement and buy-in from across the relevant sectors, as well as from researchers. Researchers, practitioners and policy makers need to be engaged at the outset in identifying projects and technologies which best align with their priorities and user needs. Lessons learned over the last 4 years means that building on and facilitating new engagement will involve a range of activities based on how the programme has been used thus far. They are broadly grouped under the following five general categories: • Technical proof-of-concept pilot studies that demonstrate that the latest climate science coupled with two-way multi-stakeholder dialogue and innovative communication platforms arising can be effective in a real world setting. • Work to develop the science and its application through tools designed to deliver a tangible benefit to protecting people's lives and livelihoods in the Sahel - identifying potential users and geographical locations, conducting intensive interactions on the ground in Africa to identify research opportunities and problems and harness scientific knowledge and expertise to solve them, testing "knowledge-based tools" and delivering evidence - "science pull" rather than "science push" approach. • Strategic planning and funding applications to deliver funding to projects that align with AfClix strategic priorities - developing a "business case", proactive engagement in project management, working alongside ground-based institutions. • Improving links between NERC-funded researchers and Africa research organisations humanitarian and development practitioners and decision makers and government policy makers - through exchange of staff; sharing of resources and expertise. • Creating the right infrastructure by knowledge sharing across decision-making bodies in an appropriate governance structure that facilitates two-way information flows between national-sub-national-district-community levels - vital for an informed decision-making process at different levels and giving science a voice to support international, regional and national DRR frameworks and policy making. These activities will be supported by investing in the types of partnerships exemplified in the preceding Section: • Seeding Partnerships to facilitate early-stage/funded projects to progress to a stage where there is sufficient evidence to make the project results and outcomes attractive to follow-on developers/investors. • Knowledge Innovation Partnerships to stimulate the creation of new innovative climate risk management products • Strategic Knowledge Sharing Partnerships to ensure in-country partners are more proactively engaged in project management, and working alongside the relevant institutions. Closely aligned with business case and upscaling activities • Supportive Partnerships that contribute directly to building scientific capacity in-country.
First Year Of Impact 2012
Sector Communities and Social Services/Policy,Environment,Government, Democracy and Justice
Impact Types Cultural,Societal,Economic,Policy & public services

 
Description AFClix - UK Climate Services Booklet
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/447737/Climate_services_bo...
 
Description AfClix - Advisory to British Ambassador in Senegal
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
URL http://www.leral.net/John-MARSHALL-ambassadeur-de-Grande-Bretagne-au-Senegal-Nous-sommes-interesses-...
 
Description AfClix@ Walker Institute - UNISDR Science and Technology - Conference Conference Organising Partners
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL http://www.preventionweb.net/files/45270_unisdrsciencetechnologyconferenceor.pdf
 
Description Contribution of text to Chair, APPG Global Health, Sir Nigel Crisp
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description Member of Interagency Resilience Group
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
URL http://community.eldis.org/resiliencewg/
 
Description Member of UNEP International Steering Committee for CLIMWARN
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL http://unepdewaags.unep.org/climwarn/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Regional-Meeting-Report_Ghana.pdf
 
Description ELHRA Partnership Workshop
Amount £2,500 (GBP)
Organisation ELRHA 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2013 
 
Description ELHRA Partnership Workshop
Amount £2,500 (GBP)
Organisation ELRHA 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2013 
 
Description NERC KE Fellowship - Facilitating Science to Policy, a Knowledge Exchange Platform for Climate-Informed Health Policy in East and West Africa
Amount £127,102 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/R003785/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Department NERC Postdoctoral Fellowship
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2017 
End 10/2019
 
Description Walker Institute Development Fund
Amount £2,700 (GBP)
Organisation University of Reading 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2014 
 
Description Walker Institute Development Fund
Amount £2,700 (GBP)
Organisation University of Reading 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2014 
 
Description AfClix - APPG Global Health 
Organisation Parliament of UK
Department All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global Health
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Reviews of documents Participation in meetings
Collaborator Contribution Connections to African health partners in-country Citation of work in books e.g. for Sir Nigel Crisps, in prep [Chapter 7 - Health, food and the physical environment] - mentions AfClix and HyCRISTAL
Impact Direct reference to the HyCRISTAL project in Chapter 7 of Lord Crisp's new book (in press) Three slides mentioning our joint collaboration by Lord Crisp at the December Global Health Event! Three proposals submitted involving ACHEST, an African health think-tank that I was introduced to by Lord Crisp
Start Year 2015
 
Description AfClix - African Centre for Health and Societal Transformation 
Organisation African Centre for Health and Societal Transformation
Country Uganda 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Alignment of submitted and future proposals with ACHEST objectives
Collaborator Contribution Active participation in events in region Review and contributions to proposals in preparation
Impact Inclusion of ACHEST as Co-I or partner on several submitted research grants
Start Year 2015
 
Description AfClix - Norwegian Refugee Council 
Organisation Norwegian Refugee Council
Country Norway 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Introduction to new members for the Norwegian Roster of Experts working on climate services One African colleague now working with them under the WMO GFCS programme
Collaborator Contribution Collaborating partner on new proposals Joint session at the UNFCCC COP21 meeting in Paris
Impact Connections made with other Walker Institute researchers around migration issues Adaptive Social Protection proposal submitted to DfID New collaboration with the UNIDMC through the NRC
Start Year 2015
 
Description AfClix - UN Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre 
Organisation UN Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre
Country Switzerland 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Technical development support towards a new climate services tool linking science-polic-practice
Collaborator Contribution Technical development support towards a new climate services tool linking science-polic-practice
Impact proposal development to develop a new climate services tool linking science-polic-practice
Start Year 2015
 
Description AfClix - University of Dakar 
Organisation University of Dakar
Country Senegal 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Research proposals Student exchanges Joint workshops Joint seminars
Collaborator Contribution Venue for seminars Intellectual input to proposals Hosting PhD students Facilitating research activities Coordinating logistics for meetings
Impact Joint MSc project Introductions to Senegal ministers and particularly those involved in the National Climate Change Committee for Senegal
Start Year 2012
 
Description Cameroon Partnership 1 
Organisation University of Yaoundé
Country Cameroon 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Bilateral/multilateral partnership
Start Year 2011
 
Description Ghana Partnership 1 
Organisation Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)
Country Ghana 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Bi-lateral or multi-lateral partnerships
Start Year 2012
 
Description Ghana Partnership 2 
Organisation Ghana Meteorological Agency
Country Ghana 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Bi-lateral or multi-lateral partnerships
Start Year 2013
 
Description Ghana Partnership 2 
Organisation Poverty Action Ghana Agricultural Insurance Pool (GAIP)
Country Ghana 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Participation in networks, consortia or other initiatives
Start Year 2012
 
Description Ghana Partnership 2 
Organisation Poverty Action Ghana Agricultural Insurance Pool (GAIP)
Country Ghana 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Participation in networks, consortia or other initiatives
Start Year 2012
 
Description Home Institute Partnership 1 
Organisation University of Reading
Department Soil Research Centre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaborations with other departments/researchers at the University of Reading
Start Year 2012
 
Description Home Institute Partnership 1 
Organisation University of Reading
Department Soil Research Centre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaborations with other departments/researchers at the University of Reading
Start Year 2012
 
Description Home Institute Partnership 1 
Organisation University of Reading
Department Soil Research Centre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaborations with other departments/researchers at the University of Reading
Start Year 2012
 
Description Home Institute Partnership 2 
Organisation National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Collaborations with other departments/researchers at the University of Reading
Start Year 2012
 
Description Home Institute Partnership 2 
Organisation National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Collaborations with other departments/researchers at the University of Reading
Start Year 2012
 
Description Home Institute Partnership 2 
Organisation National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Collaborations with other departments/researchers at the University of Reading
Start Year 2012
 
Description Home Institute Partnership 3 
Organisation University of Reading
Department Department of Meteorology
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaborations with other departments/researchers at the University of Reading
Start Year 2012
 
Description Home Institute Partnership 3 
Organisation University of Reading
Department Department of Meteorology
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaborations with other departments/researchers at the University of Reading
Start Year 2012
 
Description Home Institute Partnership 3 
Organisation University of Reading
Department Department of Meteorology
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaborations with other departments/researchers at the University of Reading
Start Year 2012
 
Description Home Institute Partnership 4 
Organisation University of Reading
Department Department of Economics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaborations with other departments/researchers at the University of Reading
Start Year 2012
 
Description Home Institute Partnership 4 
Organisation University of Reading
Department Department of Economics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaborations with other departments/researchers at the University of Reading
Start Year 2012
 
Description Home Institute Partnership 4 
Organisation University of Reading
Department Department of Economics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaborations with other departments/researchers at the University of Reading
Start Year 2012
 
Description Home Institute Partnership 5 
Organisation National Centre for Earth Observation
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaborations with other departments/researchers at the University of Reading
Start Year 2011
 
Description Home Institute Partnership 5 
Organisation National Centre for Earth Observation
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaborations with other departments/researchers at the University of Reading
Start Year 2011
 
Description Home Institute Partnership 5 
Organisation National Centre for Earth Observation
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaborations with other departments/researchers at the University of Reading
Start Year 2011
 
Description Home Institute Partnership 6 
Organisation University of Reading
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaborations with other departments/researchers at the University of Reading
Start Year 2013
 
Description Home Institute Partnership 6 
Organisation University of Reading
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaborations with other departments/researchers at the University of Reading
Start Year 2013
 
Description Home Institute Partnership 6 
Organisation University of Reading
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaborations with other departments/researchers at the University of Reading
Start Year 2013
 
Description International Partnership 1 
Organisation THORPEX-Africa
Country Switzerland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Bi-lateral or multi-lateral partnerships
Start Year 2012
 
Description International Partnership 1 
Organisation World Meteorological Organization
Country Switzerland 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Bi-lateral or multi-lateral partnerships
Start Year 2012
 
Description International Partnership 2 
Organisation World Food Programme (Italy, Sudan, Senegal)
Country Italy 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Bi-lateral or multi-lateral partnerships
Start Year 2012
 
Description International Partnership 2 
Organisation World Food Programme (Italy, Sudan, Senegal)
Country Italy 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Bi-lateral or multi-lateral partnerships
Start Year 2012
 
Description International Partnership 2 
Organisation World Food Programme (Italy, Sudan, Senegal)
Country Italy 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Bi-lateral or multi-lateral partnerships
Start Year 2012
 
Description International Partnership 3 
Organisation European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting ECMWF
Country European Union (EU) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Bi-lateral or multi-lateral partnerships
Start Year 2013
 
Description International Partnership 3 
Organisation European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting ECMWF
Country European Union (EU) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Bi-lateral or multi-lateral partnerships
Start Year 2013
 
Description International Partnership 3 
Organisation European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting ECMWF
Country European Union (EU) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Bi-lateral or multi-lateral partnerships
Start Year 2013
 
Description International Partnership 4 
Organisation Global Energy and Water Exchanges Project
Department Hydroclimate Project for Lake Victoria Basin (HyVic)
Country United States 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Participation in networks, consortia or other initiatives
Start Year 2012
 
Description International Partnership 4 
Organisation Global Energy and Water Exchanges Project
Department Hydroclimate Project for Lake Victoria Basin (HyVic)
Country United States 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Participation in networks, consortia or other initiatives
Start Year 2012
 
Description International Partnership 4 
Organisation Global Energy and Water Exchanges Project
Department Hydroclimate Project for Lake Victoria Basin (HyVic)
Country United States 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Participation in networks, consortia or other initiatives
Start Year 2012
 
Description International Partnership 5 
Organisation CHARMe
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Participation in networks, consortia or other initiatives
Start Year 2013
 
Description International Partnership 5 
Organisation CHARMe
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Participation in networks, consortia or other initiatives
Start Year 2013
 
Description International Partnership 5 
Organisation CHARMe
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Participation in networks, consortia or other initiatives
Start Year 2013
 
Description International Partnership 6 
Organisation United Nations (UN)
Department United Nations Environment Programme
Country Kenya 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Multi-lateral partnership
Start Year 2013
 
Description International Partnership 6 
Organisation United Nations (UN)
Department United Nations Environment Programme
Country Kenya 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Multi-lateral partnership
Start Year 2013
 
Description International Partnership 7 
Organisation Christian Aid
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Bi-lateral and multi-lateral partnerships
Start Year 2014
 
Description International Partnership 7 
Organisation Christian Aid
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Bi-lateral and multi-lateral partnerships
Start Year 2014
 
Description International Partnership 8 
Organisation Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere (CARE)
Country Switzerland 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Bi-lateral and multi-lateral partnerships
Start Year 2013
 
Description International Partnership 8 
Organisation Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere (CARE)
Country Switzerland 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Bi-lateral and multi-lateral partnerships
Start Year 2013
 
Description Senegal Partnership 1 
Organisation Senegal Meteorological Service
Country Senegal 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Bi-lateral or multi-lateral partnerships
Start Year 2012
 
Description Senegal Partnership 2 
Organisation University of Dakar
Country Senegal 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Bi-lateral or multi-lateral partnerships
Start Year 2012
 
Description Senegal Partnership 2 
Organisation University of Dakar
Country Senegal 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Bi-lateral or multi-lateral partnerships
Start Year 2012
 
Description Senegal Partnership 2 
Organisation University of Dakar
Country Senegal 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Bi-lateral or multi-lateral partnerships
Start Year 2012
 
Description Sub-Saharan Africa Partnership 1 
Organisation Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere (CARE)
Country Switzerland 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Bilatera/multilateral partnership
Start Year 2010
 
Description Sudan Partnership 1 
Organisation Sudan Meteorological Authority
Country Sudan 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Bi-lateral/multi-lateral partnership
Start Year 2011
 
Description Sudan Partnership 2 
Organisation Sudan Meteorological Authority
Country Sudan 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Bilateral/multilateral partnership
Start Year 2011
 
Description Sudan Partnership 3 
Organisation Kenana Sugar Company
Country Sudan 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Blateral/multilateral partnership
Start Year 2011
 
Description Sudan Partnership 4 
Organisation Practical Action
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Bilateral/multilateral partnership
Start Year 2012
 
Description UK Partnership 1 
Organisation British Geological Survey
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Bilateral/multilateral partnership
Start Year 2012
 
Description UK Partnership 10 
Organisation University of Reading
Department Tropical Applications of Meteorology using SATellite TAMSAT
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Bi-lateral or multi-lateral partnerships
Start Year 2012
 
Description UK Partnership 11 
Organisation Public Health England
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Bi-lateral or multi-lateral partnerships
Start Year 2012
 
Description UK Partnership 11 
Organisation Public Health England
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Bi-lateral or multi-lateral partnerships
Start Year 2012
 
Description UK Partnership 11 
Organisation Public Health England
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Bi-lateral or multi-lateral partnerships
Start Year 2012
 
Description UK Partnership 12 
Organisation Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology [POST]
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Bi-lateral or multi-lateral partnerships
Start Year 2011
 
Description UK Partnership 12 
Organisation Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology [POST]
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Bi-lateral or multi-lateral partnerships
Start Year 2011
 
Description UK Partnership 12 
Organisation Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology [POST]
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Bi-lateral or multi-lateral partnerships
Start Year 2011
 
Description UK Partnership 13 
Organisation Government of the UK
Department Department for International Development (DfID)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Participation in networks, consortia or other initiatives
Start Year 2012
 
Description UK Partnership 13 
Organisation Government of the UK
Department Department for International Development (DfID)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Participation in networks, consortia or other initiatives
Start Year 2012
 
Description UK Partnership 13 
Organisation Government of the UK
Department Department for International Development (DfID)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Participation in networks, consortia or other initiatives
Start Year 2012
 
Description UK Partnership 14 
Organisation WeatherSafe/Catapult Satellite
Country Uganda 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Participation in networks, consortia or other initiatives
Start Year 2013
 
Description UK Partnership 14 
Organisation WeatherSafe/Catapult Satellite
Country Uganda 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Participation in networks, consortia or other initiatives
Start Year 2013
 
Description UK Partnership 14 
Organisation WeatherSafe/Catapult Satellite
Country Uganda 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Participation in networks, consortia or other initiatives
Start Year 2013
 
Description UK Partnership 15 
Organisation Comic Relief
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Bi-lateral or multi-lateral partnerships
Start Year 2012
 
Description UK Partnership 15 
Organisation Comic Relief
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Bi-lateral or multi-lateral partnerships
Start Year 2012
 
Description UK Partnership 15 
Organisation FEWAS (Forecast Evaluation for Water and Agricultural sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Participation in networks, consortia or other initiatives
Start Year 2012
 
Description UK Partnership 15 
Organisation FEWAS (Forecast Evaluation for Water and Agricultural sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Participation in networks, consortia or other initiatives
Start Year 2012
 
Description UK Partnership 15 
Organisation FEWAS (Forecast Evaluation for Water and Agricultural sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Participation in networks, consortia or other initiatives
Start Year 2012
 
Description UK Partnership 16 
Organisation Price Waterhouse Cooper
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Bi-lateral partnership
Start Year 2014
 
Description UK Partnership 16 
Organisation Price Waterhouse Cooper
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Bi-lateral partnership
Start Year 2014
 
Description UK Partnership 17 
Organisation Meteorological Office UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Bi-lateral partnership
Start Year 2014
 
Description UK Partnership 17 
Organisation Meteorological Office UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Bi-lateral partnership
Start Year 2014
 
Description UK Partnership 2 
Organisation Humanitarian Futures Programme
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Humanitarian Futures Programme
Start Year 2011
 
Description UK Partnership 3 
Organisation Oxfam GB
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Multilateral collaboration
Start Year 2012
 
Description UK Partnership 5 
Organisation Humanitarian Futures Programme
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Bi-lateral or multi-lateral partnerships
Start Year 2012
 
Description UK Partnership 6 
Organisation Oxfam GB
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Bi-lateral or multi-lateral partnerships
Start Year 2012
 
Description UK Partnership 7 
Organisation Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Bi-lateral or multi-lateral partnerships
Start Year 2012
 
Description UK Partnership 8 
Organisation Lorna Young Foundation
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Bi-lateral or multi-lateral partnerships
Start Year 2012
 
Description UK Partnership 9 
Organisation University of Oxford
Department Centre for the Environment
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Bi-lateral or multi-lateral partnerships
Start Year 2012
 
Description US Partnership 1 
Organisation University of Oklahoma
Department Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Bilateral/multilateral partnership
Start Year 2010
 
Description US Partnership 2 
Organisation International Research Institute for Climate and Society
Country United States 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Bi-lateral or multi-lateral partnerships
Start Year 2011
 
Description US Partnership 3 
Organisation National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Bi-lateral or multi-lateral partnerships
Start Year 2012
 
Description US Partnership 3 
Organisation National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Bi-lateral or multi-lateral partnerships
Start Year 2012
 
Description US Partnership 3 
Organisation National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Bi-lateral or multi-lateral partnerships
Start Year 2012
 
Description US Partnership 4 
Organisation National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Department Global Young Astronaut Program (GYAP)
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Bi-lateral partnership
Start Year 2013
 
Description US Partnership 4 
Organisation National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Department Global Young Astronaut Program (GYAP)
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Bi-lateral partnership
Start Year 2013
 
Title Game for brokering dialogue around complex climate issues 
Description The CAULDRON (Climate Attribution Under Loss and Damage: Risking, Observing, Negotiating) Game Suarez, P, Parker, HR, Cornforth, RJ, Otto, FEL, James, R and Boyd, E. (2014). Open access material published under a Creative Commons License 
IP Reference  
Protection Copyrighted (e.g. software)
Year Protection Granted 2014
Licensed Yes
Impact Creative Commons approved Stakeholders from Africa and Europe have requested copies of the game for game play and then fed back comments for potential improvements Game has been developed - v3 now available Oxfam blogs drew attention to it: https://oxfamblogs.org/fp2p/are-serious-games-a-better-way-to-prepare-for-climate-change-than-scenario-planning/ Also at CC Expo: http://www.climate-services.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/ToolsExpo_circular_FINAL.pdf Games used most recently to enhance understanding of attribution of extreme weather events and application to Loss and Damage negotiations for the Senegal National Climate Change Committee
 
Description AfCLIX COP21 Session 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Formal session hosted by AfClix@Walker and the Met Office Hadley Centre
Entitled "Climate science update: from carbon budgets to strategies for climate resilience"
Gave a 20 minute speech about action research/learning from AfClix and chaired session
Substantial networking developed
Researchers at Walker contacted subsequently including social scientists (e.g. issues of migration under climate change) and natural scientists (e.g. IPCC-related research in the Met department)

WFP new partnership resulted (https://www.wfp.org/climate-change/climate-policy/cop-21/cop21-un-side-events)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.walker-institute.ac.uk/COP21_Paris/side_event.htm
 
Description AfClix - Royal Met Society Seminar, Climate Services in Developing Countries 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact This meeting aims to present what the main barriers to provision of climate services are and practical approaches and examples of how they can be developed and incorporated into decision making. Speakersincluded representatives from donors, non-governmental organisations, academia and the Met Office.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.rmets.org/events/climate-services-developing-countries
 
Description AfClix AMS 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Organised a symposium at the American Meteorological Society 2016 AGM in honour of Prof Peter Lamb, eminent tropical meteorologist.
Session was entitled "Peter J. Lamb Symposium--Helping Africa to Help Itself"
Chaired a session and presented a paper about our continuing work in the African Sahel developing and implementing the drought early warning system, Rainwatch, that Peter initiated. Paper was entitled "Building Climate Resilient Society in the Sahel: The Rainwatch-AfClix Experience"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://ams.confex.com/ams/96Annual/webprogram/Paper290812.html
 
Description AfClix Partnership Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact ELHRA funded Partnership Workshop to develop a more 'complete' Early Warning System integrating climate information, information on adaptive good practice and information on markets with ACTS, Kenya and Practical Action
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Invited Speaker and Panelist at DfID Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Invited Speaker and Panelist on 'Davos-style' panel session at DfID/ODI FCFA London workshop. 10 minutes talk to highlight 'key gaps in climate science for climate resilient development in Sub-Saharan Africa'. Other panellists - Yvan Biot, Rob Wilby, Declan Conway, Richard Taylor. Two journalists from the Climate New Network (Alex Kirby and Kieran Cooke) moderated the session

2-day international workshop on advancing the scientific understanding of sub-Saharan African climate on decadal timescales and its use in informing long-term climate-resilient development strategies. A multidisciplinary group of scientists, users & inte
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Invited Speaker at DfID-UNEP Sudan Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 3-day workshop to discuss strategies for early warning in a conflict zone.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://www.reading.ac.uk/15/research/Impact/res-impactafclixsudan.aspx
 
Description Invited Speaker at Practical Action event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited Speaker at Practical Action event hosted on "Seeking Sustainable Impact at Scale: Systemic Approaches to Development". Delivered a 15 min talk (no slides) in one of the afternoon workshops. Practical Action & UKCDS (Andree Carter) also presented in the same session. The workshop asked the question 'What is the role of international and local research institutions in promoting innovation systems among diverse stakeholders that reduce poverty? and I responded to the question from the perspective of AfClix and an academic institution (January 2014)

The workshop asked the question 'What is the role of international and local research institutions in promoting innovation systems among diverse stakeholders that reduce poverty? My presentation responded to this from the perspective of AfClix/acdemia.Eve
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Invited WG Lead and Facilitator at UNEP Regional Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Communications WG Lead and Facilitator at UNEP CLIM-WARN 1st Regional Meeting in Akosombo, Ghana (February 2014)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.unep.org/science/chief-scientist/Activities/DisastersandConflicts/EarlyWarningSystemsforE...
 
Description Learning Platform for Rainwatch Alliance 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Transfer of ownership. Set up of MoUs with each Met Service. Discussions with GFCS Regional Coordinator encouraged early engagement with GFCS National Action Plans and Met Services extending National Action Plans to nominate Rainwatch platform as a "GFCS tool of choice" for participating met services. POsitive policy influence. Chad Met Service made comment "Come on Rainwatch Alliance, this is our African platform, what shall we do next?"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016