ClimAfrica is an international project funded (3.5 M€ ) by European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme for the period 2010-2014. The ClimAfrica consortium is formed by 18 institutions, 9 from Europe, 8 from Africa, and the Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations (FAO). Project coordinator is the Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Climate Change (Italy).


ClimAfrica is conceived to respond to the urgent international need for the most appropriate and up-to-date tools to better understand and predict climate change, assess its impact on African ecosystems and population, and develop the correct adaptation strategies. Africa is probably the most vulnerable continent to climate change and climate variability and shows diverse range of agro-ecological and geographical features. Thus the impacts of climate change can be very high and will greatly differ across the continent, and even within countries.

The project focus on the following specific objectives:

  1. Develop improved climate predictions on seasonal to decadal climatic scales, especially relevant to SSA;
  2. Assess climate impacts in key sectors of SSA livelihood and economy, especially water resources and agriculture; 3- Evaluate the vulnerability of ecosystems and civil population to inter-annual variations and longer trends (10 years) in climate;
  3. Suggest and analyse new suited adaptation strategies, focused on local needs;
  4. Develop a new concept of 10 years monitoring and forecasting warning system, useful for food security, risk management and civil protection in SSA;
  5. Analyse the economic impacts of climate change on agriculture and water resources in SSA and the cost-effectiveness of potential adaptation measures.

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Afforestation, Reforestation and restoration
Carbon emission trading
Energy efficiency and conservation
Carbon sinks (other than forests)

Cross cutting

Awareness Raising
Communication and Media
Policy Advice
Monitoring and Evaluation


Climate Predictions; Climate Impacts; Vulnerabilities; Agriculture and Water Resources.



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