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Improved Drought Early Warning and FORecasting to strengthen preparedness and adaptation to droughts in Africa

Objective

The principal aim of the DEWFORA proposal is to develop a framework for the provision of early warning and response to mitigate the impact of droughts in Africa. The proposal has been built to achive three key targets:
1. Improved monitoring: by improving knowledge on drought forecasting, warning and mitigation, and advancing the understanding of climate related vulnerability to drought – both in the current and in the projected future climate.
2. Prototype operational forecasting: by bringing advances made in the project to the pre-operational stage through development of prototype systems and piloting methods in operational drought monitoring and forecasting agencies.
3. Knowledge dissemination: through a stakeholders platform that includes national and regional drought monitoring and forecasting agencies, as well as NGO’s and IGO’s, and through capacity building programmes to help embed the knowledge gained in the community of African practitioners and researchers.

To achieve these targets, the DEWFORA consortium brings together leading research institutes and universities; institutes that excel in application of state-of-the-art science in the operational domain; operational agencies responsible for meteorological forecasting, drought monitoring and famine warning; and established knowledge networks in Africa. The consortium provides an excellent regional balance, and the skilled coordinator and several partners have worked together in (European) research projects, implementation projects and capacity building programmes, thus building efficiently on previous and ongoing projects in Europe and Africa.

The main impact of DEWFORA will be to increase the effectiveness of drought forecasting, warning and response. DEWFORA will provide guidance on how and where drought preparedness and adaptation should be targeted to contribute to increased resilience and improved effectiveness of drought mitigation measures.

Call for proposal

FP7-AFRICA-2010
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP-SICA - Small/medium-scale focused research project for specific cooperation actions dedicated to international cooperation partner countries(SICA)

Coordinator

STICHTING DELTARES
Address
Boussinesqweg 1
2629 HV Delft
Netherlands
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 446 784
Administrative Contact
Micha Werner (Dr.)

Participants (17)

UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION -UNESCO
France
EU contribution
€ 344 099
Address
Place De Fontenoy 7
75352 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Robert De Bruijn (Mr.)
EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR MEDIUM-RANGE WEATHER FORECASTS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 255 420
Address
Shinfield Park
RG2 9AX Reading
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Stefan Eberle (Mr.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 318 120
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Engelen Kris (Mr.)
POTSDAM INSTITUT FUER KLIMAFOLGENFORSCHUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 168 618
Address
Telegrafenberg 31
14473 Potsdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Susanne Ziche (Ms.)
HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM POTSDAM DEUTSCHESGEOFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM GFZ
Germany
EU contribution
€ 171 746
Address
Telegrafenberg 17
14473 Potsdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Claas Schippmann (Mr.)
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 150 465
Address
Calle Ramiro De Maeztu 7 Edificio Rectorado
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gonzalo Leon (Prof.)
Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Zaragoza / International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies
Spain
EU contribution
€ 147 000
Address
Avda. Montañana 1005
50059 Zaragoza
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Dunixi Gabiña (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 199 050
Address
Praca Gomes Teixeira
4099 002 Porto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rodrigo Maia (Prof.)
STICHTING WETLANDS INTERNATIONAL
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 82 947
Address
Horapark 9
6717 LZ Ede Gld
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Bas Van Weert (Mr.)
MINISTRY OF WATER RESOURCES AND IRRIGATION
Egypt
EU contribution
€ 213 168
Address
Korniche El-nil
12666 Giza
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Amel Azab (Ms.)
DINDER CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH LIMITED
Sudan
EU contribution
€ 122 850
Address
First Hara 3 A H
MENSHYA Khartoum
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Elftatih Eltahir (Prof.)
IGAD CENTRE FOR CLIMATE PREDICTION AND APPLICATION
Kenya
EU contribution
€ 91 443
Address
Dagoretti Corner - Ngong Road
0100 Nairobi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Laban Ogallo (Prof.)
UNIVERSIDADE EDUARDO MONDLANE
Mozambique
EU contribution
€ 56 235
Address
Reitoria Da Universidade, Praca 25 De Junho 257
00200 Maputo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
João Matsinhe (Mr.)
COUNCIL FOR SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 133 884
Address
Meiring Naude Road, Brummeria 46
0001 Pretoria
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Francois Engelbrecht (Dr.)
WR Nyabeze and Associates
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 215 856
Address
No.400, 16Th Road & New Road - Block K East, 1St Floor - Central Park, Randjiespark .
1685 Midrand
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Munyaradzi Elton (Mr.)
INSTITUT AGRONOMIQUE ET VETERINAIRE HASSAN II
Morocco
EU contribution
€ 86 346
Address
Avenue Allal El Fassi Madinat Al
10101 Rabat
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mohammed Iqbal Jazouli (Mr.)
WATERNET TRUST
Botswana
EU contribution
€ 285 969
Address
Kpmg Botswana
Gaborone
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
David Love (Mr.)