Consultancy to conduct Spatial Climate Hazard Data and Risk Screening Tool for the Sahel Region
The Global Centre on Adaptation (GCA) has commissioned the consortium of GlobalCAD, Meteosim and OCA Global to develop climate hazard data and a climate risk screening tool (QGIS) for solar power investments.
The team will conduct a climate risk assessment to identify current and projected climate hazards and hotspots of vulnerability for solar investments in Burkina Faso, Chad, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal and Sudan.
The resulting layers of different types of climate risks, extremes and other relevant information that could be presented spatially will then be included in a climate risk screening tool that will support the assessment of climate hazards and inform investment decisions.
Additionally, the consortium will develop technical guidelines for climate-resilient solar assets in the 11 Sahel countries. The guidelines will provide orientation for solar asset siting, design, operations and maintenance to mitigate the impacts of climate hazards on solar systems.