The thinking behind establishment of WISER is made clear by the following extract from the WISER business case:
Africa’s increasingly variable weather and climate threatens development. Agriculture and food security, water, energy, infrastructure, and health are already sensitive to weather related shocks. Rising temperatures, changing rainfall patterns and climate-related disasters (especially floods and droughts) will erode gains in poverty reduction and set back economic development.
WISER is composed of two components:
- The East Africa component whose implementation is led by the UK Met-Office
- The Pan Africa component led by ACPC