Institutions in sub Saharan Africa face many challenges in integrating climate information to inform policy making in the management of natural resources, and reducing disaster risks. Over the years, it has become increasingly important for policy makers to develop strategies for mitigating and adapting to climate change.

The special topics in this thematic areas will include:

  • Climate-induced hazards mapping and vulnerability assessment
  • Integration of Remote Sensing and GIS for predicting, monitoring and responding to hydro-meteorological extremes.
  • Climate Change modelling
  • Early Warning systems
  • Monitoring and managing meteorological disasters
  • Disaster risk management
  • Disaster risk reduction (DRR)
  • Weather analysis and forecasting