How to reduce Africa’s undue exposure to climate risks

A new article recently published in Nature highlighted the ways Africa is being disproportionately impacted by climate change induced extreme weather. The authors, including KADI project partner Patricia Nying’uro from Kenya Meteorological Department, also suggested solutions and next steps for climate risk reduction.

Our new paper highlights that in order to cushion African countries from the impacts of severe or extreme weather events, there urgently needs to be an improvement in the density of observation stations across the continent” says Patricia. “Additionally, research funding should address gaps in data collection and analysis, and data must be publicly available, easily accessible and shared with African governments and intergovernmental organizations”, she adds.

This aligns with our work in KADI where identifying operational capabilities of National Meteorological and Hydrological Services in Africa as well as outlining ideal Research Infrastructure are the first steps towards developing solutions to address data and research gaps.

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