Our Partners

Partnerships are vital to IRI’s research, and they are at the heart of our engagement in practical problems, capacity building and outreach.

We work in partnership with governments and organizations to solve real development and humanitarian problems. Partners give us the context for our work. They help us target our research and products so that they are useful and usable. Partners participate throughout the process – from identifying the problem, to designing implementing and evaluating the project. With them we are able to explore, pilot, scale and sustain improvements in climate risk management and climate services.

We work with a broad range of science partners as well. National meteorological services, data and modeling centers, and several space agencies contribute expertise, technology, and guidance. We collaborate with research institutes in agriculture, water, economics, and health. Through these partnerships we are also better able to coordinate research agendas across institutions – helping to bridge between disciplines and helping to share knowledge and develop a stronger network. These interdisciplinary collaborations are generating some of the most exciting innovations in risk management and resilience.

Global Partners and Collaborating Institutions
World Health Organization
World Meteorological Organization
Food and Agriculture Organization
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
The Mountain Institute
International Food Policy Research Institute

Partners and Collaborating Institutions in Africa
African Center of Meteorological Applications for Development (ACMAD), Niamey, Niger
AGRHYMET Regional Centre, Niamey, Niger
Botswana Ministry of Health, Gaborone, Botswana
Botswana Department of Meteorological Services, Gaborone, Botswana
Eritrean Ministry of Health, Asmara, Eritrea
Ethiopian Ministry of Health, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC), Nairobi, Kenya
Kenya Meteorological Department, Nairobi, Kenya
Kenya Ministry of Agriculture, Nairobi, Kenya
Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Support Center, Nairobi, Kenya
SADC Drought Monitoring Centre, (DMC-H)
SADC Regional Remote Sensing Unit (RRSU), Gaborone, Botswana
South African Weather Service (SAWS), Pretoria, South Africa
UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Universitée Abdou Moumouni, Niamey, Niger
University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
West African Multidisease Surveillance Center (MDSC), Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
WHO Southern Africa Inter-Country Programme on Malaria Control (SAMC), Harare, Zimbabwe
World Agroforestry Centre, Nairobi, Kenya
Zambia Meteorological Department, Lusaka, Zambia

Partners and Collaborating Institutions in North America
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/Climate Program Office
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/Climate Prediction Center
National Aeronautics and Space Administration/Goddard Space Flight Center
Inter-American Development Bank
Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
National Center for Atmospheric Research
Center for Ocean-Land Atmosphere Studies
Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Inc.
U.S. Department of Energy
RTI International
Center for Ocean-Land Atmosphere Studies
Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory
Climate Prediction Center and Environmental Modeling Center
National Centers for Environmental Prediction
United States Geological Survey
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Thematic Real-time Environmental Data Distributed Services
OpenDAP Distributed Ocean Data Sets
Center for Hazards and Risk Research
Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Inc.
National Center for Atmospheric Research
United States Geological Survey
Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Scripps Experimental Climate Prediction Center (ECPC)
School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
Center for Research on Environmental Decisions, Columbia University
Agriculture and Food Security Center, Earth Institute, Columbia University
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Center for International Earth Science Information Network, Columbia University
Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering, Columbia University
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Texas A&M University
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Irvine
University of Miami
University of Arizona
University of Michigan
U.S. Agency for International Development
ICF International
Stratus Consulting
Rockefeller Foundation

Partners and Collaborating Institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean
Caribbean Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH)
Centro de Previsao de Tempo e Estudos Climaticos (CPTEC), Brazil
Centro Internacional de Investigaciones para el Fenomeno El Nino (CIIFEN), Ecuador
Centro Nacional de Despacho (CND)
Comitas Institute for Anthropological Study (CIFAS)
Companhia de Gestao dos Recursos Hidricos (COGERH), Ceara, Brazil
El Instituto Nacional de Tecnologia Agropecuaria (INTA), Argentina
Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária, Brazil
Empresas Publicas de Medellin (EEPM), Colombia
Fundacao Cearense de Meteorologia e Recursos Hídricos (FUNCEME), Brazil
Instituto de Hidrologia, Meteorologia y Estudios Ambientales (IDEAM), Colombia
Instituto Nacional de Investigacion Agropecuaria (INIA), Chile
Instituto Nacional de Investigacion Agropecuaria (INIA), Uruguay
Instituto Nacional de Meteorologia (Brazil)
Instituto Nacional de Salud, Colombia
Ministerio de Agricultura (Chile)
Ministerio de Ganaderia, Agricultura y Pesca (Uruguay)
Secretariat for Water Resources, Ceara, Brazil
Universidad Catolica Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion (UCA) del Paraguay, Paraguay
Universidade Federal do Ceara (UFC), Brazil
Universidad Nacional, Colombia
University of the West Indies – CERMES (UWI-CERMES)

Partners and Collaborating Institutions in Asia and the Pacific
Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India
Indian Meteorological Department, India
National Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting, India
Space Application Centre, India
Indian Council of Agricultural Research, India
Department of Agriculture and Cooperation, India
Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, India
Institute for Development Studies, Jaipur
Indian Institute of Science
Bureau of Meteorology and Geophysics, Government of Indonesia
Ministry of Agriculture, Government of Indonesia
CARE Indonesia
Department of Geophysics and Meteorology, Bogor Agriculture University, Indonesia
Center for Agricultural and Rural Development Studies, Bogor Agriculture University, Indonesia
Department of Environment, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia
National Development Planning Agency (BAPPENAS), Nusa Tenggara Timur, Indonesia
Food Security
CSIRO Land and Water

Partners and Collaborating Institutions in Europe
European Space Agency
U.K. Met Office

“The work USAID is funding at IRI has enabled us this year to expand our index insurance to 37,000 additional farmers in Rwanda. They are very vulnerable to drought and have no access to traditional agriculture insurance products. Our index insurance contracts will allow these smallholder farmers to withstand the impacts of bad years, and to risk making productive investments.”

-Fritz Brugger, Head of Agricultural Support Services, Syngenta Foundation


“The IFRC Maproom has been a huge asset to the Red Cross, not only at Geneva level where the disaster management department checks the near-term forecasts on a daily basis, but also in the field where people have been receiving seasonal forecast information and taking action to combat food insecurity, health, and flood risks.”

-Maarten van Aalst, Director, Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre