Horizon 2020 Call for Projects on Climate Services for Africa

In support to the Paris Agreement, HORIZON 2020 is an 80 b€ European Union Research and Innovation programme. H2020  has launched a call for projects to address climate services in Africa. 

As climatic changes increasingly place populations under pressure, human beings are already adapting. However, less developed countries – particularly in Africa – are often less resilient to climate change and require the deployment of appropriate support to adaptation, including in the form of bespoke climate services tailored to users' needs. 

There is some evidence that climate change may already be playing a role in shaping population migration patterns around the world (e.g. Africa to Europe). It is important to make use of the wealth of available socio-economic and geophysical data to better understand these patterns in order to develop appropriate policy responses.

Hence the topic of this call, Human dynamics of climate change, foreseen to be launched next November 2018 by the European Commission DG REsearch, under the reference H2020-LC-CLA-2018-2019-2020. 

The proposed actions

  • Should exploit new, relevant climate data made available by Copernicus and other relevant sources (such as GEOSS) and create dedicated climate services for Africa for at least two of the following sectors: water, energy, land use, health and infrastructure. 
  • Should develop and deliver tools/applications which demonstrate clear end-user engagement, consultation and participation, and which enhance the planning and implementation of climate adaptation strategies in Africa. 
  • Should consider activities addressed by other initiatives such as the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS), Copernicus, and development cooperation activities, and provide added value. Actions should further consider the EU-Africa Research and Innovation Partnership on Climate Change and Sustainable Energy

All information on the call

Important additional information

For further information please contact:

National Contact Points (NCP) http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal4/desktop/en/support/national_contact_points.html> - contact your NCP for further assistance in your national language(s). Research Inquiry Service<http://ec.europa.eu/research/index.cfm?lg=en&pg=enquiries> – ask questions about any aspect of European research in general and the EU Research Framework Programmes in particular.
Ms Alessia Pietrosanti: alessia.pietrosanti@ec.europa.eu

About Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020). It promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market.

Courtesy of Mme Meropi PANELLI, EC DevCo