Mark New

Mark New is the Director, African Climate and Development Initiative, University of Cape Town. He has worked in climate change impacts and adaptation for over twenty years, with interests in: Water resources, agriculture, biodiversity and nexus issues; Climate impacts assessment and adaptation planning; Climate modelling and climate scenario development; Decision making under uncertainty; Interdisciplinary research methodologies and approaches. Mark's geographical experience includes: Africa, South Asia, South America, Europe; South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique, Zambia, Rwanda, India, Nepal, Peru, Chile, Brazil, and several Caribbean states.

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Climate Adaptation in Africa

This MOOC course, developed at UCT explores why climate change adaptation is important in the African context.

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MOOC: Research for Impact

Online training for Research and Development Professionals about the Research for Impact approach - principles and practices that will make your research more impactful.

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

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This 5-year research project seeks to better understand barriers and enablers to widespread transformative adaptation to advance adaptive livelihoods for vulnerable groups
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