Motivation

Flooding is a rapidly growing concern in West Africa, projected to increase with climate change. Often it leads to the loss of human lives and livestock, and damages to infrastructure. Annual flood is also a blessing for flood-dependent agriculture, but only if the planting is synchronised to the upcoming flood. Unfortunately, today’s flood management system in West Africa is not robust enough. The region would benefit from a reliable access to operational flood forecasts and alerts produced by a solid information and communication technology system adapted to regional conditions operated by West African institutions. 

Photo of a road during a severe flooding situation in Ivory Coast in Sept 2018. Courtesy: Edouard Ouattara.

The project FANFAR is proposing to enhance the regional capacity of West Africa 
to forecast, alert for and manage floods.

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