Webinar | Malawi’s Climate & Hydrological Futures: How can we improve the use of information for a climate-resilient Malawi? 

Date(s) - 07/07/2020
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Event Details

Date & Time: 7 July | 12:00pm – 1:15pm (BST)

Chair: Andy Dougill, Professor of Environmental Sustainability at University of Leeds, AFRICAP Malawi Country coordinator, FCFA UMFULA project co-Investigator, PI of Climate Information for Resilient Tea Production (CI4Tea) project.

Description: Join us to hear key Malawi-specific findings from the Future Climate for Africa UMFULA project. Chaired by Professor Andy Dougill, presenters will outline understanding of the climate risks and the effectiveness of risk management options important for developing resilience and sustaining the water-energy-food sectors.

Presenters will discuss results emerging from decision making under uncertainty approaches that combine stakeholder engagement with water resources modelling to explore future risks and the ability of risk management options to support resilient decision making in Malawi. Speakers will also share insights from engagement with stakeholders across the tea sector in Malawi on generation of site-specific future climate information that could help in selecting appropriate adaptation strategies.

This session will close with a Q&A with guest speakers and discussant David Mkwambisi, Malawi University of Science & Technology, Head of the Centre for Innovation & Industrial Research & Malawi Co-ordinator for FCFA UMFULA project.


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Guest Speakers

Ajay Bhave, Newcastle University

Ajay works on water resources management and climate change adaptation. His research interests lie in exploring the different uncertain dimensions that affect water resources availability and demand, including climatic and socio-economic futures. He led water resource studies in Malawi for the UMFULA project, exploring water futures by combining complementary research methods, including water resources modelling, stakeholder engagement and decision making under uncertainty approaches.


Emmanuel Likoya, University of Leeds

Emmanuel is an environmental scientist specialising in hydroclimatological research, specifically climate change impacts on hydrological and agroecological systems. His MSc project research (at UCT supported by the FCFA UMFULA project) focused on the attribution of the risk of extreme events (floods) to climate change in the context of changing land use and cover in the Shire River basin.


Neha Mittal, University of Leeds

Neha is an interdisciplinary environmental researcher focusing on climate services and climate impacts analysis. Her work uses multi-disciplinary methods including participatory approaches and climate data analysis to help build a more holistic understanding of potential future climate change. Neha led the analysis for the CI4Tea project and is now working on a NERC SHEAR project on ‘Improving Preparedness to Agro-Climatic Extremes in Malawi’.



David Mkwambisi, Malawi University of Science & Technology, Head of the Centre for Innovation & Industrial Research & Malawi Co-ordinator for FCFA UMFULA project.


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