Structure and Organization

International Science Coordination

An international planning committee (IPC) for HyVic has been formed by the GEWEX Hydroclimatology Panel (GHP) to (i) update and finalize the science plan, (ii) set the overarching science questions to guide the project, (iii) prepare communication materials for HyVic, (iv) coordinate partnerships with funding agencies, and (v) coordinate proposal submissions to developmental partners. The members of the IPC are:

Fredrick Semazzi (Chair), North Carolina State University
Rosalind Cornforth, University of Reading
Helen Houghton-Carr, CEH/NERC
Caroline Bain, UKMO
Richard Anyah, U. of Connecticut
Rita Roberts, NCAR/UCAR
Lian Xie, North Carolina State University
Laban Ogallo, Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC)
Pascal Waniha, Tanzania Meteorology Agency (TMA)
Andrew Githeko, Kenya Medical Research Institute
Felix Mutua, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

Institutional Coordination (Regional)

The LVB-HyNEWS Consortium (Lake Victoria Basin – HydroClimate to Nowcasting for Early Warning Systems) has been formed to enhance the coordination, visibility, and sustainability of the HyVic, SWNDP (Severe Weather Nowcasting Development and Demonstration Project), and EAC NEWS (Navigation Early Warning System) for Lake Victoria projects. LVB-HyNEWS is governed by an Executive Council consisting of EAC/LVBC, Heads of NMHS with AMCOMET Secretariat as an invited observer. LVB-HyNEWS has a day-to-day coordinating team (LVB-HyNEWS Task Force) comprising of projects’ PIs and the five NMHS technical contacts appointed by the NMHS directors.

Institutional Coordination (Continental)

The Climate Research for Development (CR4D) coordination platform, an outcome of the Africa Climate Conference 2013 (ACC2013), is being formed for integrating the Africa climate research agenda. The CR4D Scientific Steering Group will soon be formed to develop and steer a 5-10 yr continental Science Plan. CR4D will link HyVic with projects in other regions of Africa.


Contact: Prof. Fredrick Semazzi (IPC Chair;