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

  • Kovacs, Gyöngyi (Project participant)
  • Venäläinen, Ari (Project manager, academic)
  • Sohn, Minchul (Project participant)

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


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