The Global Framework for Climate Services Adaptation Programme in Africa

16 February 2017


Africa is the continent most vulnerable to climate change. Food security, nutrition, water supplies and socio-economic development could all be affected by climate change. Vector-borne diseases, such as malaria and schistosomiasis will likely spread to new localities and populations. National health institutions and a variety of other systems and services are likely to face increased strains due to climate variability. Plans to adapt to these changes are urgently needed, and many of these require better information.


The Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) is an international partnership of producers and users of climate information. In Malawi and Tanzania, the GFCS is helping to build capacity for the development of sector specific climate services, and to increase the access and use of these services for improved health preparedness, food security and disaster risk-reduction.


Multi-disciplinary teams in Malawi and Tanzania are working to better understand how climate is driving risks for diseases such as cholera and malaria, developing health advisories as part of early warning systems – early action systems for floods, droughts other extreme weather events; and informing long term adaptation plans and policies.


Over the coming months, this website will share some of the exciting new developments in Malawi and Tanzania, so watch this space for more information!