Project details

Acronym: DEWFORA
Project: Improved Drought Early Warning and FORecasting to strengthen preparedness and adaptation to droughts in Africa
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Program: FP7
Agency: EU
Start: 01-01-10
End: 31-01-12
CIPRNet partners: Deltares, JRC

The main aim of DEWFORA is to reduce intrinsic properties of something resulting in susceptibility to a risk source that can lead to an event with a consequence
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and strengthen preparedness to droughts in Africa by advancing drought forecasting, early warning and mitigation practices. To this aim, a framework for monitoring, predicting, timely warning and responding to droughts at the seasonal time scale will be developed, applicable within the institutional context of African countries. At longer time scales, the project will also contribute to improve the identification of vulnerable regions taking into account the increased source of potential harm
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due to climate change, and develop feasible adaptation measures.

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