Future Climate for Africa (FCFA) aims to generate fundamentally new climate science focused on Africa, and to ensure that this science has an impact on human development across the continent. FCFA's goal is to reduce disruption and damage from climate change and to safeguard economic development and poverty eradication efforts over the long-term. In this way, FCFA aims to make new African infrastructure and urban and rural plans and investments more climate-resilient.
FCFA aims to:
- Significantly improve scientific understanding of climate variability and change across Africa and the impact of climate change on specific development decisions.
- Demonstrate flexible methods for integrating improved climate information and tools in decision-making.
- Improve medium to long term (5-40 year) decision-making, policies, planning and investment by African stakeholders and donors.
FCFA will be delivered by five independent research consortia, with support from a central coordination unit.