What is ENACTS?
The Enhancing National Climate Services (ENACTS) initiative is a climate service project that aims to improve the accessibility, quality, coverage and understanding of climate data so that climate knowledge can be used in national decision making.
The initiative is led by the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI), and is active in eleven African countries and two regions. IRI works alongside in-country meteorological agencies, ministries of health, the World Health Organisation and other agencies to bring climate knowledge to national decision makers.
How does it work?
ENACTS combines data from on-the-ground weather stations, satellite weather estimates, digital elevation models and climate reanalysis products to create high-quality, high-resolution, integrated datasets. This data is shared through country-specific online platforms known as “Maprooms,” which allow users to access and easily visualise ENACTS information.
ENACTS provides decision makers with various climate-related resources, including:
- Reliable, high-resolution climate data spanning 30 years or more
- Targeted information products
- Training that is relevant to user needs, including training on how to use the different Maprooms.