Study on Risk Management of Extreme Weather Related Disasters and Climate Change Adaptation in Malawi and Zambia (SAFE-MET)

Project: Externally funded project

Project Details


Joint project between Hanken and the Finnish Meteorological Institute.

The overall aims of this project are (1) to examine, propose and test ways to strengthen societies’ resilience to climate and weather related hazards, and (2) to enhance the multi-disciplinary climate change research in Zambia and Malawi, two of the poorest and least developed countries in the world, now facing additional challenges related to climatic variability and climate change. To reach these aims, the project has two inter-linked themes. The first one is to improve Malawi’s and Zambia’s preparedness for natural disasters by evaluating and improving the current meteorological network and early warning systems. Early warning systems will be assessed from both an operational and a financial viewpoint. The second theme focuses on adaptation to climate change and disaster risk management by studying climate change adaptation in agriculture and aid supply chains, and analysing the linkages between disaster risk management and climate change adaptation.
Effective start/end date01.01.201331.12.2014


  • Academy of Finland: €339,000.00

Research Output

  • 2 Conference contribution

Synthesis of top-down and bottom-up approaches for the use of Early Warning Systems for food security: Case studies in Malawi and Zambia

Sohn, M. & Pilli-Sihvola, K., 2014, Future Infinite: Sustainable futures in a changing climate. Helsinki: University of Turku

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

Using weather information in humanitarian logistics early warning systems in Zambia

Sohn, M., 2014, NOFOMA 2014 : Competitiveness through Supply Chain Management and Global Logistics. Gammelgaard, B., Prockl, G., Kinra, A., Aastrup, J., Holm Andreasen, P., Schramm, H-J., Hsuan, J., Malouf, M. & Wieland, A. (eds.). Cophenhagen: Copenhagen Business School Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review