Knowledge for Development

Climate science, information, and services in Africa: Status, gaps and policy implications


Date: 14/03/2012


UN Economic Commission for Africa, African Climate Policy Centre, Working Paper No.1. November 2011.

This paper is the result of African Climate Policy Center (ACPC) of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) under the Climate for Development in Africa (ClimDev Africa) programme. This paper provides an assessment of the current state of climate science, data and information in Africa and its use in development activities. It identifies key gaps and recommends actions needed to be taken for bridging the gaps. Noted gaps include the lack of provision and use of climate information and services and proposed solutions see more meteorologists being trained and better equipped weather stations.


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