Brazil East Africa Peru India Climate Capacities

The overarching goal of this project is to strengthen resilience against disruptive whether phenomena and climate change at national, regional and local level. Due to the approval of the project prolongation until 2023 we continue our partnership with Peru and India and collaborate also with the new partner countries Brazil and Ethiopia. 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. The project encompasses six modules to be developed according to preferences and top priorities of partner countries. In this sense, B-EPICC is adaptive to needs and capacities of local partners. The B-EPICC goals are: Providing seasonal forecasts - Assessing current and future climate impacts including migration patterns - Establishing (or enhancing) research cooperation - Supporting local capacities through knowledge transfer activities. These goals will be reached by implementing the following modules: 1. Capacity building and knowledge transfer, as a cross-cutting issue 2. Climate 3. Hydrology and water resources 4. Agriculture 5. Migration 6. Biodiversity/Forest

The key targets are the adaptation to short and medium term weather events and to climate change in the agricultural, forestal and water sector as well as the reduction of the related pressues in migration, so that the target countries can develop capacities in the corresponding areas through both, the advancement of user-oriented knowledge as well as knowledge transfer.


Jan 01, 2018 until May 31, 2024

Funding Agency

AA - Auswärtiges Amt

Funding Call

IKI Internationale Klimaschutzinitiative


Fanny Thornton / Andrea Kambergs