An East African Climate Center of Excellence

ICPAC is a Climate Center accredited by the World Meteorological Organization that provides Climate Services to 11 East African Countries. Our services aim at creating resilience in a region deeply affected by climate change and extreme weather.

Our history

1986

Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan and Uganda form the Intergovernmental Authority on Drought and Development (IGADD) to reduce impacts of droughts and other natural disasters

1989

In response to devastating droughts, 24 countries from southern and Eastern Africa join forces and establish a Drought Monitoring Centre with its headquarters in Nairobi (DMCN) and a Sub-Centre in Harare, the Drought Monitoring Centre-Harare (DMCH)

1996

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) is formed to replace IGADD

2003

Heads of State and Governments IGAD held their 10th Summit in Kampala, Uganda, where the Drought Monitoring Center-Nairobi (DCMN) was adopted as a specialized IGAD institution

The Drought Monitoring Center-Nairobi changes its name to IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC)

2014

ICPAC becomes a World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Regional Climate Centre (RCC) of excellence in the provision of climate services to national and regional users of Eastern Africa

2020

January

ICPAC moves it's offices to Ngong, to a fully renewable energy powered facility

Climate Services and Early Warnings for Sustainable Development

Climate Services and Early Warnings for Sustainable Development

ICPAC has the vision of becoming a world-class center of excellence in climate services for sustainable development in Eastern Africa

Creating resilience to a changing climate

Temperatures in Africa are projected to rise faster than the global average increase during the 21st century. The IPCC warns that if the global society continues to emit greenhouse gases at current rates, the average global temperature could rise by 2.6 – 4.8o C by 2100. Africa’s recent development gains have been in climate sensitive sectors. Providing quality climate services is key to maintain progresses made as to build resilience of vulnerable populations to climate shocks.

Creating resilience to a changing climate

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