Arlindo Meque, PhD

Humanitarian Anticipatory Action Specialist

Arlindo Meque teaches a course on Data Visualization and Analytics. He works at the intersection between Climate Services and Humanitarian action. Prior to joining San Diego, Arlindo worked as Meteorologist and Climatologist in his home country (Mozambique). He also worked for the African Centre of Meteorological Applications for Development (ACMAD) in Niger and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Climate Services Center in Botswana. After working many years as a climate services provider, he shifted gears to be on the receiving end of climate information. Since then, he has worked for humanitarian organizations such as the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Center (based in the Hague, Netherlands) and for the UN World Food Organization (WFP) in different countries. He is deeply involved in the process of using weather and climate information to implement Humanitarian anticipatory actions aimed at alleviating the impact of weather-related hazards on people and livelihoods. He was a visiting scientist at the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the UK Met Office and South African Weather Services (SAWS).