WISER Transform is a project under the broader WISER programme, Weather and Climate Information Services for Africa. Funded by UKaid, the WISER programme’s mission is to deliver transformational change in the quality, accessibility and use of weather and climate information services at all levels of decision making for sustainable development in Africa. The WISER Transform project falls under the East Africa component of the programme, managed by the UK’s Met Office. WISER Transform is led by SSN, in partnership with the Climate Systems Analysis Group (CSAG), ICF, the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI).
The WISER Transform project offers a novel approach to improving the generation and use of weather and climate information by enhancing the supply of user-relevant weather and climate information through co-production and capacity development. It will create a learning and exchange environment within WISER and beyond to apply co-production approaches, better understand the drivers of user uptake of weather and climate information as well as case studies on measuring the socio economic benefit of using climate services. The project will also support the WISER programme on monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) and articulating transformational change and building capacity in African researchers and practitioners to apply the approaches used in the project.
Key project milestones
- Stakeholder Engagement workshop (May 2018)
- Scoping study of capacity needs (May 2018)
- Manual on co-production approaches and case studies (September 2019)
Read the blog post written by SSN’s Suzanne Carter on co-production, including how the Transform project is distilling lessons learnt within WISER as phase two of the programme gets underway.