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Facing uncertainty: The value of climate information for adaptation, risk reduction and resilience in Africa

This report puts participatory scenario planning (PSP - a multi-stakeholder platform for making seasonal climate forecasts useful) into the broader context of climate communication. The report will be particularly useful to new users and intermediaries interested in integrating climate information into adaptation, resilience, disaster risk reduction (DRR), early warning, agriculture and other sector-based development programmes and related work.

Climate information services are gaining attention across Africa and SE Asia as a new resource to support resilience and decision-making by the most vulnerable. This report explains in easy to understand language why and how climate information is a valuable resource for informing responses to climate variability and change. Based on lessons from the Adaptation Learning Programme (ALP) and national meteorological services in Ghana, Kenya and Niger, the report demonstrates how climate information can inform decision-making, planning and policy development and ensure results are climate resilient.

  • Countries: Global
  • Published: September 2014

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