WATCH: The Sahel region is particularly vulnerable to climate change impacts on human security, particularly food security and conflict potential. The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, together with local, regional and international experts, explore which information and forecasts are needed for comprehensive and operational early warning systems of weather, food security and conflict potential in the Sahel. The panel discussion addressed how early warning systems and climate information can support policy-makers in identifying hotspots of vulnerability - both with regard to climate change and human security. They present different forecasting approaches for weather, food availability and food insecurity, which have been piloted in Burkina Faso and Ethiopia. In combination with case study evidence on conflict drivers, they derive recommendations for identifying and addressing climate-related security risks in the Sahel.