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

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 265454

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2011

  • End date

    31 December 2013

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 403 104

  • EU contribution

    € 3 490 000

Coordinated by:

STICHTING DELTARES

Netherlands

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.
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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

EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR MEDIUM-RANGE WEATHER FORECASTS

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 255 420

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 318 120

POTSDAM INSTITUT FUER KLIMAFOLGENFORSCHUNG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 168 618

HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM POTSDAM DEUTSCHESGEOFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM GFZ

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 171 746

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 150 465

Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Zaragoza / International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 147 000

UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 199 050

STICHTING WETLANDS INTERNATIONAL

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 82 947

MINISTRY OF WATER RESOURCES AND IRRIGATION

Egypt

EU Contribution

€ 213 168

DINDER CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH LIMITED

Sudan

EU Contribution

€ 122 850

IGAD CENTRE FOR CLIMATE PREDICTION AND APPLICATION

Kenya

EU Contribution

€ 91 443

UNIVERSIDADE EDUARDO MONDLANE

Mozambique

EU Contribution

€ 56 235

COUNCIL FOR SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH

South Africa

EU Contribution

€ 133 884

WR Nyabeze and Associates

South Africa

EU Contribution

€ 215 856

INSTITUT AGRONOMIQUE ET VETERINAIRE HASSAN II

Morocco

EU Contribution

€ 86 346

WATERNET TRUST

Botswana

EU Contribution

€ 285 969

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 265454

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2011

  • End date

    31 December 2013

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 403 104

  • EU contribution

    € 3 490 000

Coordinated by:

STICHTING DELTARES

Netherlands