A fisherman on the lake at dawn, Baga Sola, Chad (©Arno Trümper/adelphi)

Access to accurate scientific data is critical to inform effective policy decisions. If done correctly, this can help build relationships between the people and the government.

Better information is not only relevant to policy makers, it can also be a major resilience booster for community members, especially those whose livelihoods depend on weather. Specific measures could include having radio stations disseminate forecasts to provide better information to the population and alert them to changes in the weather so that crops can be sown and harvested accordingly.