Improved Drought Early Warning and FORecasting to strengthen preparedness to droughts in Africa
On this wiki you can find all deliverables and other important resources of the DEWFORA project.
The project in short
Client: European Commission – Directorate General for Research and Innovation
Approx. value: EURO’s 4.400.000
Duration: 36 months (01/2011 – 01/2014)
The DEWFORA project developed a framework for the provision of drought early warning and response for the improvement of drought impact mitigation in Africa. This framework covers the whole chain from monitoring and vulnerability assessment, through to forecasting, warning, response, and knowledge dissemination. The project included a number of case studies, including: Limpopo River Basin (Southern Africa), Oum er Rbia basin (Morocco), Inner Niger Delta (West Africa), Blue Nile basin (East Africa) and a Pan-African case study covering the whole African continent.
Short movie on project by Euronews, available in 12 languages: http://www.euronews.com/2013/06/17/africa-is-always-at-risk-of-drought/