Intra-ACP Climate Services and Related Applications (ClimSA)

The six-year Intra-ACP [African, Caribbean, Pacific Group of States] Climate Services and Related Applications (ClimSA) project – with EUR 85 million in funding from the European Union – aims to improve the production, access to and use of climate information, services and applications for decision makers. The project will foster sustainable development through the prevention of desertification, preservation of ecological biodiversity and the sustainable use of water management in ACP countries. 

The WMO grant of EUR 5.5 million supports ACP regional partners to improve the climate services value chain in five priority sectors: agriculture, disaster risk reduction, energy, health, and water. Underpinned by capacity development and knowledge management, WMO technical guidance addresses observations, data, predictions, models and the mainstreaming of climate services into policy processes. 


The project will focus on five main outputs:

  • Support stakeholder-driven identification of region-specific priority needs and products via Regional Frameworks for Climate Services and National Frameworks for Climate Services and user stakeholder national and regional consultations 
  • Provide expert advice on country-level delivery of services, validation of the results of the use of the products generated, and associated socio-economic benefits 
  • Promote strengthened operational exchanges of data and products between NMHSs at country level and WMO Regional Climate Centres
  • Equip Regional Climate Centres with tools and capacities to produce and deliver tailored climate services
  • Promote exchange of knowledge and best practices across the regions, and support with content development for the Intra-ACP Climate Services Annual Fora 

With five expected outcomes:

  • Structured interaction between the users, researchers and climate service providers in ACP regions through a User Interface Platform
  • Guarantee and secure provision of climate services at Regional and National level, and strengthening of Climate Service Information Systems (CSIS)
  • Improve access to Climate Information by strengthening observation and monitoring systems, as well as research, modelling and prediction
  • Enhance capacity of ACP region to generate and apply climate information and products relevant to their particular concerns
  • Enhance climate-informed decision-making in ACP regions, bridge gaps between climate science and policy for improved mainstreaming of climate services into policy processes at regional and national levels  
€ 5 500 000.00
WMO Strategic Priority:
  • Global Framework for Climate Services