Kate Kloppers

Senior Scientific Officer

I hold the position of Senior Science Engagement Officer at CSAG, UCT. My current interests include multi-disciplinary and integrative research that advances our knowledge of natural and human systems under conditions of environmental, climatic and social change. In the CSAG's Climate Services engagement team, I contribute to the dissemination of climate information for use in vulnerability, impacts and adaptation decision-making through consultancy activities, teaching , training and  report writing. I enjoy my involvement in running proactive capacity building activities, engaging with users and stakeholders around the current state of climate information, providing and interpreting climate data in an effort to bridge the challenges of science-society communication.

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CSAG Climate Frontiers Podcast Series

Listen to this series of podcasts hosted by the Climate Systems Analysis Group (CSAG) at the University of Cape Town. These are conversations between researchers and partners across Africa and globally, covering a range of topics from climate science to social science and philosophy.

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Images of climate problems and solutions in Africa.

FRACTAL Learning - Adaptation Inspiration Theme Module 1-6 Summary

This is a summary article signposting the FRACTAL Learning modules 1-6 on inspirational adaptation cases in Africa.

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Flooding in Accra, Ghana, June 2015. Photo courtesy of pulse.com.gh

FRACTAL learning - Adaptation Inspiration Theme Module 6

This provides a summary of FRACTAL learning course on Adaptation Inspiration held in 2018, developed by SEI, CSAG UCT and other partners using inspirational cases from across Africa.

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Source to Sea project Cape Town. Photo from Source to Sea website.

FRACTAL Learning - Adaptation Inspiration Theme Module 1

Adaptation Inspiration Theme: Introduction to the first theme of the FRACTAL WhatsApp Learning platform - focused on adaptation action in four African cities.

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Community volunteers working on the drainage. Pictures provided by: People’s Process on Housing and Poverty in Zambia.

FRACTAL Learning - Adaptation Inspiration Theme Module 5

Adaptation Inspiration Theme: Building Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in the City of Lusaka, Zambia

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The Katse Dam, on the Malibamat'so River in Lesotho, was completed in 2009, as the centrepiece of the Phase 1 of the LHWP. Photo provided by: Amada44 / Wikimedia Commons.

FRACTAL Learning - Adaptation Inspiration Theme Module 4

FRACTAL Adaptation Inspiration Module 4: Tackling Water Insecurity in a Changing Climate in Lesotho

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Kate is a member of the following Themes, Networks or Projects

ct theme 2 - climate adaptation.

Climate Adaptation Training

Training modules and other resources on climate analysis, vulnerability assessment and adaptation planning.
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Climate Services

This theme covers information and research for understanding and using climate data, communicating climate change and providing effective climate services.
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