Research Component 1
The weather forecast capabilities for East African Region are still limited. The WIMEA -ICT project aims to improve such forecast capabilities by fostering the set up of the Weather Research and Forecast (WRF) model in Uganda, Tanzania and South Sudan, both for research purposes and for operational weather forecasting.
Research Component 3
The research aims at innovating and re-contextualizing several technologies in the AWS ecosystem ranging from wireless sensor networks, up-link options and power system design and management.
The expected deliverable is robust environment sensing devices with reliable up-link technologies and long-life operation.
Research Component 4
The WIMEA-ICT project aims at providing rapid dissemination of accurate, consistent, and high-quality forecast information to targeted stakeholders using suitable ICTs. The stakeholder will be allowed to ask complex questions about the past, present and future weather information in local and international languages.
Climate change is gender neutral as it affects both men and women. It’s effect on women is evident. For instance, it increases food insecurity and compounds access to water challenges, which roles are the responsibility of rural women. The effective handling of climate change in general and weather information management particularly requires strategies which consider […]
In the WIMEA-ICT project we recognize that the media plays a very important role in informing the general public. We are also cognizant of the fact that if all the useful information we unearth during our research investigations remains inaccessible by the stakeholders, there will hardly be any impact on society. We are therefore taking […]
Are the people of East Africa going to start reaping the benefits of this Weather Information Management project any time soon? Yes, the people of East Africa will start reaping from the WIMEA-ICT soon, particularly through the work of the eight PhD candidates from Makerere University, Dar-es- Salaam Institute of Technology and University of Juba, […]