WIMEA-ICT project is building capacity
- July 22, 2016
- Posted by: wembe
- Category: Editorials
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, who were recently selected and awarded scholarships.
The PhD candidatesâ€™ research, which is expected to be concluded by end of 2018 will contribute to the following areas:
a.) Customizing an Operational Numerical Weather Forecasting model for the East African Region.
b.) Modeling policies, regulations and the legal framework affecting weather information management in the East African Region. c
.) Design and deployment of a network of Autonomous Environment Observation stations
d.) A Weather Information Dissemination System.
Have a wonderful read as we focus on the aspirations of the eight PhD candidates in this issue. Until next time, let us continue building the capacity of weather information management in East Africa using suitable ICTs.
Thanking you in anticipation.
Dr. Julianne Sansa-Otim (PhD)
Project Principal Investigator