The research project - 'Improving East Africa's Weather Information Management through the application of suitable ICTs' has received a grant from the Norwegian Programme for Capacity Building in Higher Education and Research for Development (NORHED). This grant will facilitate the process of writing a full proposal which is expected by 15th March 2012. The project is aimed at establishing a Centre for Appropriate Weather Information Management (CAWIM) that will design, implement and supervise improvement in Timeliness, Accuracy and Access of Weather information in the East African region.
Makerere University is the lead partner together with the University of Bergen as the Norwegian partner. Other partners include: Department of Meteorology (Uganda), University of Juba (South Sudan), Dar-es-Salaam Institute of Technology (Tanzania) and KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden).
The project is being spearheaded by Dr. Julianne Sansa-Otim, Chair Department of Networks, School of Computing and Informatics Technology (CIT).
Project Brain Storming Workshop held on 30th Jan - 1st Feb 2013 at Jinja Nile Resort.
The above-mentioned workshop was held at Jinja Nile Resort during the period 30th January 1st February 2013. The outcomes of the workshop are meant to contribute to the writing of the full proposal which is expected to be submitted to NORAD under the NORHED programme .
This workshop created a platform for regional and international partners to share experiences which formed a basis for writing the full proposal as required by the funder. The proposal is currently being sing written collectively by the key researchers on the project (both local, regional and international) and is to be submitted by 15th March 2012 as required by the funder.