West & East Africa

In the face of climate change, sub-Saharan Africa has to cope with diverse challenges. A fast growing population, increasing demand for resources and arising conflicts need to be managed in a sustainable way guided through the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Especially food, water and energy security are crucial for a resilient development pathway.
 

Our Work in the Region

Seasonal forecasts and climate change scenarios help to assess the impacts on the water, energy and agricultural sector on a national and community level. This capacity building outlines the ground for assessing climate risks on water resources and agricultural production and helps understanding climate induced migration patterns for a higher resilience towards regional climate variability.

The provision and access to affordable and renewable energy, e. g. hydropower, in sub-Saharan African countries is pivotal for sustainable development in the near future. A growing demand for electricity and the plans to reduce GHG emissions call for smart planning and climate resilient development concerning energy production and distribution infrastructure.  

Another pillar to strengthen food security in the region is the assessment of adaptation options in the agricultural sector through assessing crop production scenarios under climate change. From this potential adaptation strategies are developed, like insurance options for farmers and improvement of agronomic management, in close collaboration with stakeholders. To translate climate policy goals into actions, science-based adaptation planning can contribute by climate risk analyses and assessment of potential adaptation strategies. In order to guarantee food security various forms of food production need to coexist. Nomadic livestock herding can cause tension regarding land use rights. The prevention of farmer herder conflicts is one aspect of our work.


Selected Ongoing Projects

EPICC-RD2 East Africa Peru India Climate Capacities: Co-production of user-oriented climate services to better adapt to climate change

CIREG Climate Information to support integrated Renewable Electricity Generation

ClimSec Sahel Early Warning System on Human Security in the Sahel Region: Considering Climate Impacts on Food Security and Farmer–Herder Conflicts

AGRICA Climate risk analysis for identifying and weighting quantifying adaptation goals to mobilize adaptation investments in Africa


Selected Finished Projects

World Bank Turn Down the Heat III: Regional Analysis – The Case for Climate Resilience

Trans-Sec 2 Innovating Strategies to safeguard Food Security using Technology and Knowledge Transfer: A people-centred Approach

MACSUR - RD2 Climate change risk assessment for European agriculture and food security

SURVIVE2 Science and policy to assist and support SIDS and LDCs to negotiate a strong international climate regime enabling low carbon development and supporting adaptation needs

AFROMAISON Africa at meso-scale: Adaptive and integrated tools and strategies on natural resources management

NaWaMa - RD2 Nachhaltiges Wassermanagement in einer globalisierten Welt


Involved Working Groups (alphabetical order)

Adaptation in Agricultural Systems

Hydroclimatic Risks


Our Work in the Region

Seasonal forecasts and climate change scenarios help to assess the impacts on the water, energy and agricultural sector on a national and community level. This capacity building outlines the ground for assessing climate risks on water resources and agricultural production and helps understanding climate induced migration patterns for a higher resilience towards regional climate variability.

The provision and access to affordable and renewable energy, e. g. hydropower, in sub-Saharan African countries is pivotal for sustainable development in the near future. A growing demand for electricity and the plans to reduce GHG emissions call for smart planning and climate resilient development concerning energy production and distribution infrastructure.  

Another pillar to strengthen food security in the region is the assessment of adaptation options in the agricultural sector through assessing crop production scenarios under climate change. From this potential adaptation strategies are developed, like insurance options for farmers and improvement of agronomic management, in close collaboration with stakeholders. To translate climate policy goals into actions, science-based adaptation planning can contribute by climate risk analyses and assessment of potential adaptation strategies. In order to guarantee food security various forms of food production need to coexist. Nomadic livestock herding can cause tension regarding land use rights. The prevention of farmer herder conflicts is one aspect of our work.


Selected Ongoing Projects

EPICC-RD2 East Africa Peru India Climate Capacities: Co-production of user-oriented climate services to better adapt to climate change

CIREG Climate Information to support integrated Renewable Electricity Generation

ClimSec Sahel Early Warning System on Human Security in the Sahel Region: Considering Climate Impacts on Food Security and Farmer–Herder Conflicts

AGRICA Climate risk analysis for identifying and weighting quantifying adaptation goals to mobilize adaptation investments in Africa


Selected Finished Projects

World Bank Turn Down the Heat III: Regional Analysis – The Case for Climate Resilience

Trans-Sec 2 Innovating Strategies to safeguard Food Security using Technology and Knowledge Transfer: A people-centred Approach

MACSUR - RD2 Climate change risk assessment for European agriculture and food security

SURVIVE2 Science and policy to assist and support SIDS and LDCs to negotiate a strong international climate regime enabling low carbon development and supporting adaptation needs

AFROMAISON Africa at meso-scale: Adaptive and integrated tools and strategies on natural resources management

NaWaMa - RD2 Nachhaltiges Wassermanagement in einer globalisierten Welt


Involved Working Groups (alphabetical order)

Adaptation in Agricultural Systems

Hydroclimatic Risks