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Linguistic Variation as an Indicator of Historical Relations and Language Contact: A Comparative grammar of four Mara Bantu languages (Tanzania)

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The project Linguistic Variation as an Indicator of Historical Relations and Language Contact: A comparative grammar of four Mara Bantu languages (Tanzania) provides a description of four minority Bantu languages spoken in the Mara region of Tanzania. The aim is especially to study the effects of language contact in the region and its implications for historical-comparative research within Bantu as well as more generally in historical linguistics.
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Hannah Gibson, Antti Laine, Tim Roth

ReWell - promoting regional wellbeing through adult and vocational education

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It focussed on improving vocational and adult education to respond better to concrete needs in society and industry; it engaged and encouraged female teachers and students to have an active role in development of their institutions, their communities and wider society; of entrepreneurship, basic social and health care, environmental education and waste management, updating of adult education provision, improving vocational teacher education; it encouraged universities to collaborate more concretely with adult and vocational institutes for example in graduate and doctoral thesis research.
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Anja Heikkinen, Perpetua Kalimasi Kilasi, Kimani Muturi

CLImate Modelling and OBservations (in India) - CLIMOB

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The main purpose of this project is to improve the capacity of IMD to produce air quality forecasts and –modeling and to increase the preparedness to mitigate climate change related risks in the future.

Strengthening the resilience of people living in high risk urban and semi-urban areas to weather-related disasters

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To strengthen the resilience of the people living in high risk urban and semi-urban areas, this project concentrates on establishing an Early Warning System through the improvement of early warning services with the support of the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI), in close cooperation with the National Meteorological Services (NMSs) of Malawi, government and other main stakeholders at various levels.

Promoting Adaptation to Climate Change by Reducing Weather and Climate-Related Losses through Improved Services in Sudan (FISU)

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In this project FMI contributes to the • Restructuring of the observation network • Renewal of the telecommunication system both in national and international level • Modernization of the climate database management system and • Wider dissemination of meteorological data.

Regional Andean Programme to Enhance Weather, Water and Climate Services and Development (PRASDES)

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The PRASDES Project develops sustainable services in the four participating National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) in the following five areas: 1. Weather, climate and hydrology data management systems 2. Climate and Water services production systems 3. Hydrological services production systems 4. Information and Communication systems 5. Financial sustainability of services

Strengthening Hydro-Meteorological Services for Bhutan (SHSB)

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The main goal of this project is to upgrade the Department of Hydro-Met Services, so that the Bhutanese National Weather Service can be strengthened and thus substantially increase its forecast skills, contributing to the positive economic development of the country, help in reduction of poverty and improved handling of natural catastrophes in times of climate change.

Finnish-Nepalese Project for Improving Capability of the Government of Nepal to respond to the increased risks related to weather related natural disasters caused by climate change - Phase 2 (FNEP 2)

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The main focus of the project has been in Institutional Capacity Building in the area of Meteorological Network Design and Development, Hydrometeorological Data Management, Data Quality Control Procedures, Early Warning Systems and New Services Development.

SHOCS 2 - Strengthening Hydrometeorological Operations and Services in the Caribbean SIDS – Phase 2

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Regional development cooperation between Finland and ACS to support the development of Caribbean Small Island Developing States National Meteorological Services.

Particulate air pollution over India and the ‘brown cloud’ associated with it

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The primary goal of this research project was to quantify how the amount, properties and influences of aerosol are changing over India at present and in the near future, and how these quantities would be affected by different emission control strategies.
Team
Heikki Lihavainen, Antti Hyvärinen, Timo Anttila