EPICC - East Africa Peru India Climate Capacities

Strengthening resilience against climate change

Co-production of user-oriented climate services to better adapt to climate change

The overarching goal of this project is to strengthen resilience against disruptive weather phenomena and climate change at national, regional and local level in five partner countries: Brazil, Ethiopia, India, Peru and Tanzania. This project is an opportunity for the partner countries to reduce the gap between climate research and its application in policy, business and societal decisions, particularly regarding agriculture, biodiversity, hydrology and water resources, and migration issues. Consequently, the project aims to identify on a collaborative basis how sound climate models and related tools can be tailored to national needs. For instance, how can climate scenarios and seasonal prediction models be calibrated and put in to use for agricultural management? Or how can migration-climate hotspot maps support strategies to reduce vulnerability to climate stressors?

The project encompasses six modules to be developed according to preferences and top priorities of partner countries. In this sense, EPICC is adaptive to needs and capacities of local partners.

For further information on the project, please refer to the sections below:

EPICC at PIK - Organization Chart
How will the modules interact?
How to engage with EPICC from a user perspective?

Who could be involved in EPICC?
How will the project develop?
Concept Note (English and Spanish)
Factsheet (English)

This project is part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI). The German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) supports this initiative on the basis of a decision adopted by the German Bundestag. The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) is leading the execution of the project together with its project partner The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), based in New Delhi. During the first project phase, the Deutsche Wetterdienst (DWD; German Meteorological Service), based in Hamburg, was also project partner. The project runs within the period of 1st January 2018 till 31st of  December 2023 and is also known under the name "Climate Capacity Building: Risk Anticipation and Minimization".
Project Signature: 18_II_149_Global_A_Risikovorhersage

For more detailed information on this project, please contact the project coordinator, Andrea Kambergs via Andrea.Kambergs[at]pik-potsdam.de. Please note that  Claudia Bouley is currently on parental leave.