Women and West Africans have taken most of the grants in a newly awarded funding programme that aims to increase Africa’s stake in climate change research.
The 21 winning projects were announced by the African Academy of Sciences on 3 June. They fall under the Climate Research for Development programme, which is a collaboration between the AAS, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, the African Ministerial Conference on Meteorology, the World Meteorological Organization and the Global Framework for Climate Services.
Ten winners are from West African countries and 12 are women. Three winners are from Cote d’Ivoire, while Cameroon, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda have two winners each. One winner each hails from Benin, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Namibia, Senegal, South Africa, and Zimbabwe.