Regional Partners


WHO Regional Office for Africa

WHO AFRO is the Clim-Health Africa Secretariat. The WHO African Region is one of the six regions of WHO, and consists of the WHO Regional Committee for Africa, a Secretariat for the African region, three Inter-country Support Teams (ISTs) and WHO Country and Liaison Offices located in 47 Member States.


African Centre of Meteorological Applications for Development (ACMAD)

ACMAD is a Weather and Climate Centre with African continental competence. It was created in 1987 by the Conference of Ministers of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO). ACMAD has been operational in Niamey since 1992. ACMAD is composed of 53 Member States – the 53 countries of the African continent. To ensure its mission, ACMAD functions primarily with meteorologists seconded by its Member States.

International Partners


International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

Part of Canada’s foreign affairs and development efforts, IDRC invests in knowledge, innovation, and solutions to improve lives and livelihoods in the developing world. Bringing together the right partners around opportunities for impact, IDRC builds leaders for today and tomorrow and helps drive large-scale positive change.

IDRC was established by an act of Canada’s parliament in 1970 to help developing countries find solutions to their challenges. The International Development Research Centre Act describes the Centre’s mandate: “to initiate, encourage, support, and conduct research into the problems of the developing regions of the world and into the means for applying and adapting scientific, technical, and other knowledge to the economic and social advancement of those regions.”


Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

GIZ offers customised solutions to complex challenges. We are an experienced service provider and assist the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation. We offer demand-driven, tailor-made and effective services for sustainable development.


International Relief and Development (IRD)

IRD is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization responsible for implementing relief and development programmes worldwide. IRD’s mission is to empower the world’s most vulnerable communities to achieve self-sufficiency through innovative solutions, applied knowledge and targeted expertise. IRD is implementing programmes in countries across Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, the Americas, and the Middle East.


Health and Climate Foundation (HCF)

The mission of HCF is to reduce health risks due to the impact of climate and of inequities in mitigation and adaptation strategies by facilitating and convening dialog and interaction between the health sector, climate services, research and development institutions, decision makers and community groups.

The comparative advantage of the Health and Climate Foundation is its institutional flexibility and freedom to play a partnership building role as a joint mechanism of the health and climate communities.

At this moment, effective and efficient cooperation between the health sector and many partners is absolutely necessary; especially when each of these partners represents different constituencies, insitutional cultures, technologies, adminstrative and managerial mechanisms. Dealing with health and climate, and climate change is a very complex development challenge.



A Joint WHO/WMO Climate and Health office promotes the coordinated development and use of climate services to improve public health under the auspices of the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS). Its activities support awareness raising, capacity building, projects and research, and strengthening partnerships between meteorological services and health experts to improve decision-tools and information to support climate adaptation and risk management.



As a specialized agency of the United Nations, WMO is dedicated to international cooperation and coordination on the state and behaviour of the Earth’s atmosphere, its interaction with the land and oceans, the weather and climate it produces, and the resulting distribution of water resources. WMO provides world leadership and expertise in international cooperation in the delivery and use of high-quality, authoritative weather, climate, hydrological and related environmental services by its Members, National Hydrological and Meteorological Services, for the improvement of the well-being of societies of all nations.


International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI)

The IRI was established as a cooperative agreement between NOAA’s Climate Program Office and Columbia University. It is part of The Earth Institute, Columbia University. The mission of the IRI is to enhance society’s capability to understand, anticipate and manage the impacts of climate in order to improve human welfare and the environment, especially in developing countries. The IRI conducts this mission through strategic and applied research, education, capacity building, and by providing forecasts and information products with an emphasis on practical and verifiable utility and partnership.


World Bank

Together, The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and The International Development Association (IDA) make up the World Bank. The IBRD lends to governments of middle-income and creditworthy low-income countries. The IDA provides interest-free loans – called credits – and grants to governments of the poorest countries.


United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Africa Bureau

In Africa, USAID works with its partners to improve access to and delivery of health services, to support more accountable and democratic institutions, to start businesses and foster an environment attractive to private investment, and to stave off conflict and strengthen communities. USAID assistance to 42 African countries totaled $8.1 billion in 2012. USAID operates 27 regional and bilateral missions in Africa.


University of Washington

The University of Washington is one of the world’s preeminent public universities. Our impact on individuals, on our region, and on the world is profound – whether we are launching young people into a boundless future or confronting the grand challenges of our time through undaunted research and scholarship. Ranked number 10 in the world in Shanghai Jiao Tong University rankings and educating more than 54,000 students annually, our students and faculty work together to turn ideas into impact and in the process transform lives and our world.


Climate Program Office, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA-CPO)

The Climate Program Office (CPO) manages competitive research programs in which NOAA funds high-priority climate science, assessments, decision support research, outreach, education, and capacity-building activities designed to advance our understanding of Earth’s climate system, and to foster the application of this knowledge in risk management and adaptation efforts. CPO-supported research is conducted in regions across the United States, at national and international scales, and globally.

Quebec Institute of Public Health (INSPQ)

The Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ) was created in 1998 following the adoption of its act of incorporation (RSQ, chapter I-13.1.1). Its experts come from fields as distinct as applied science, health sciences, social sciences, and humanities and work with the health and social services network to develop and pool public health knowledge and skills. Our goal is to advance knowledge and propose crosssectoral strategies and endeavours that will improve the health and well-being of Québecers.


United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. UNEP’s mission is “To provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.”


International Network for the Demographic Evaluation of Populations and Their Health (INDEPTH)

INDEPTH is a global network of health and demographic surveillance systems (HDSSs) that provide a more complete picture of the health status of communities. INDEPTH’s current membership consists of 42 health research centres. Together, these research centres observe the life events of over three million people in 18 LMICs in Africa, Asia and Oceania.

National Partners


Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), Kenya

The Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) is a State Corporation established through the Science and Technology (Amendment) Act of 1979, which has since been amended to Science, Technology and Innovation Act 2013. KEMRI’s mission is to improve human health and quality of life through research, capacity building, innovation and service delivery.


Malaria Research and Training Centre (MRTC), University of Bamako, Mali

The MRTC is based at the Department of Epidemiology of Parasitic Disease, in the Faculty of Medicine, Pharmacy and Odonto-Stomatology of the University of Bamako in Mali. MRTC’s staff, which includes over 150 people, are involved in all aspects of research on malaria. This includes research on epidemiology, entomology, drug resistance, vaccine development, drug and diagnostics development, pathogenesis, and malaria in pregnancy.


South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC), South Africa

The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) was established in 1969 with the aim to deliver on a mandate to promote the improvement of the health and the quality of life of the population of the country through research, development and technology transfer. The scope of the SAMRC’s research includes basic laboratory investigations, clinical research and public health studies. Research at the SAMRC focuses on the ten highest causes of mortality in South Africa and includes TB, HIV, chronic diseases, alcohol and drug abuse, and women’s health.


National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR), Tanzania

The National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) is the largest public health research institution in Tanzania. It was established by the Parliamentary Act No. 23 of 1979 as a parastatal organisation under the Ministry of Health. NIMR generates scientific information needed in order to develop better methods and techniques to enhance disease management, prevention and control in the country.


Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR), Ghana

The Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR), set up in 1979 as a semi-autonomous institute of the University of Ghana, is the leading biomedical research facility in Ghana. NMIMR is committed to research on national health priorities and training of biomedical scientists. NMIMR’s vision is “to be a world class institute capable of conducting high quality cutting edge research and training in the biomedical sciences”.


Biotechnology Centre, University of Yaoundé I, Cameroon

The Biotechnology Center of the University of Yaoundé I was created as a research and teaching unit to popularise science; and to complement government’s effort to providing standard up-to-date and state-of-the art technology to innovative science in research and development. The Biotechnology Center’s overall objective is to serve as centre of excellence for research and training in biotechnology, particularly in the application of modern biotechnology to the investigation of tropical disease pathogens, agriculture, and the environment.