Actual and Potential Weather and Climate Information Needs for Development Planning in Malawi: Results of a Future Climate for Africa Pilot Case Study

Abstract

There is growing interest about how climate information can be used to better inform decision-making across a range of sectors and socio-political and environmental settings. To investigate this across sub- Saharan Africa, the Department for International Development (DFID) through the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) commissioned four pilot case studies in different countries to elicit the current and potential future use of weather and climate information in policy and planning. This report presents the findings from the Malawi case study that focused on national level policies, policy makers and decision making processes. The study was led by Kulima Integrated Development Solutions and the University of Leeds. To ensure complementarity with ongoing country processes around mainstreaming climate–resilient development, this report focuses on three cross- cutting sectors of social protection, food security and disaster risk management.

Citation

Vincent, K.; Dougil, A.J.; Dixon, J.; Stringer, L.C.; Cull, T.; Mkwambisi, D.D.; Chanika, D. Actual and Potential Weather and Climate Information Needs for Development Planning in Malawi: Results of a Future Climate for Africa Pilot Case Study. Kulima Integrated Development Solutions, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa/ University of Leeds, Leeds, UK/ Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Lilongwe, Malawi (2014) 54 pp.

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