University of Cape Town

UCT aspires to become a premier academic meeting point between South Africa, the rest of Africa and the world. Taking advantage of expanding global networks and our distinct vantage point in Africa, we are committed, through innovative research and scholarship, to grapple with the key issues of our natural and social worlds. We aim to produce graduates whose qualifications are internationally recognised and locally applicable, underpinned by values of engaged citizenship and social justice. UCT will promote diversity and transformation within our institution and beyond, including growing the next generation of academics.

Climate Systems Analysis Group

UCT hosts CSAG, a climatology research group, in the ENGEO department. CSAG is a dynamic group of multi-disciplinary scientists with research projects linked to all aspects of the climate system.

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ASSAR

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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Climate Adaptation Learning Resources

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

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Climate Training Theme on weADAPT

Climate adaptation training courses

Training courses on climate information analysis, vulnerability assessment and adaptation planning recommended by weADAPT.

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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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University of Cape Town Climate Change Mitigation MOOC

Climate Change Mitigation in Developing Countries

This course challenges you to consider how one might lift societies out of poverty while also mitigating greenhouse gas emissions. 

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Figure 1. The sequence of phases and features of a narrative (Source: Adam, 2008)

The Story of Water in Windhoek

The aim of the paper is to present a story about the 2015 to early 2017 Windhoek drought in the context of climate change while using the narrative approach.

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A guide to Effective Collaboration and Learning in Consortia

This guide helps to establish effective transdiciplinary learning processes and co-production of knowledge with a diverse range of stakeholders.

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Urban resilience and everyday risk

African cities face unique challenges and climate change threats. This paper analyzes how resiliency can be made applicable to urban African contexts.

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