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)

18 partners

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.

For additional information, please contact Micha Werner ( or Sophie Vermooten (


Short movie on project by Euronews, available in 12 languages


BBC movie “Water in Africa in a changing climate “  in collaboration with 5 other FP7 projects: