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Climate, Vulnerability and Development in Africa

To start the course, we explore the linkages between social and economic development in Africa and climate change. We look at the anticipated changes in the future climate of the region and how this could impact on the development trajectory. I cover both contemporary climate risks and future climate change and how those interact with development. I also introduce the key concepts around climate adaptation that this course in based on. ...
15 vídeos (total de (Total 92 mín.) min), 4 leituras, 3 testes
15 videos
Africa's Human Development Challenge5min
In conversation with Irene Kunamwene: A Namibian case study8min
How Climate Risks Impact on Development7min
The Adaptation Deficit5min
Adaptation, Resilience, Maladaptation and Vulnerability1min
What is Adaptation?5min
Resilience and Maladaptation4min
Unpacking Vulnerability7min
In conversation with Irene Kunamwene: Climate Impacts and Vulnerabilities7min
In Conversation with Gina Ziervogel: Climate Vulnerability11min
Possible Global Scale Changes in Climate6min
Local Scale Climate Change in Africa6min
Local Scale Climate Change Scenarios3min
In conversation with Irene Kunamwene: Adaptive capacity in Namibian households7min
4 leituras
Meet the course team10min
African cases of climate adaptation10min
How the course works10min
Additional resources20min
3 exercícios práticos
Development Challenges and Climate Risks10min
Adaptation, Resilience, Vulnerability and Maladaptation10min
Week 1: Climate, Vulnerability and Development15min
Semana
2
2 horas para concluir

Water Security

We'll start by examining the nature of risks to water security and the approaches to adaptation to changes in water supply - whether it is dealing with greater scarcity or more extreme weather events such as flooding. Water security is a key factor in social and economic development. Responding involves investigating climate adaptation strategies, especially at a regional level, not just at a global scale. The cases this week, presented by experts working on water security issues, are from Lesotho and South Africa. ...
13 vídeos (total de (Total 76 mín.) min), 2 leituras, 3 testes
13 videos
Blue, Green, Grey Water4min
Water Security, Water Scarcity and the Adaptation Deficit6min
Climate Changes in Water Scarcity4min
Impacts of Climate Change on Water Security2min
Including Climate in Water Resource Planning2min
Soft Adaptation - Working with Nature8min
Hard Adaptation - Small Scale Options7min
Hard Adaptation for Large Water Ecosystems4min
Demand Management7min
Lesotho: Water and Social Justice - George Barrett6min
In conversation with Kevin Winter: Water-sensitive cities13min
Week 2 Summary1min
2 leituras
Water security cases10min
Resources10min
3 exercícios práticos
Water Security Risks10min
Water scarcity adaptation2min
Week 2: Water Security Risks and Adaptations15min
Semana
3
4 horas para concluir

Agriculture and Food Security

We’ll start off looking at the nature of agriculture across regions in Africa and the current situation of food security. Eradicating poverty through creating food security is a key sustainable development goal. We will analyse food security in terms of availability, access and utilisation - and how each of these aspects can be affected by climate change. I’ll be providing some information about the projected impacts of climate change on agriculture before moving onto look at adaptative strategies. The cases this week offer a rich variety of contextual examples from smart agriculture in Mauritius to changes being made by Namibian livestock farmers. ...
14 vídeos (total de (Total 99 mín.) min), 2 leituras, 3 testes
14 videos
Ways that Climate Impacts on Agricultural Yields9min
Possible Impacts on Agriculture in Africa5min
Adaptation by Closing Yield Gaps in Africa4min
Conservation Agriculture6min
Seed Improvement3min
Bringing Adaptation into Farm Extension Services5min
Irrigation for Increased Food Production4min
Financial Resources for farm adaptation5min
Long Term Adaptation in Agriculture10min
Mauritius: Climate-Smart Agriculture - Sunita Facknath11min
Namibia: Livestock Farmers and Climate Adaptations - Simon Angombe6min
In conversation with Admire Nyamwanza: Zimbabwe rural farmers18min
Week 3 Summary1min
2 leituras
Our cases in context10min
Resources10min
2 exercícios práticos
Agriculture and food security risks2min
Agriculture and Food Security Adaptations2min
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4
2 horas para concluir

Ecosystems and Ecosystem Services

This week we’ll examine the mechanisms which make ecosystems vulnerable to climate change and other human-driven impacts. Ecosystems and the services they provide play a significant role for the livelihoods of people living across Africa. We will also look at the observed and projected impacts of the changing climate. We look at adaptation strategies from Tanzania as cases that illustrate some of the important issues. ...
11 vídeos (total de (Total 95 mín.) min), 2 leituras, 3 testes
11 videos
Ecosystem Services8min
Vulnerability of Ecosystems to Climate8min
Vulnerability of Ecosystems to Non-Climatic Drivers10min
Recent Changes in African Ecosystems7min
Future Impacts on Ecosytems9min
Natural Adaptation of Ecosystems to climate change7min
Human assisted adaptation of ecosystems - Part 17min
Human assisted adaptation of ecosystems - Part 25min
Tanzania: Forest Ecosystems Adaptation Strategies - Pantaleo Munishi8min
In conversation with George Sekonya: Mopane worms resources12min
2 leituras
Cases in context10min
Resources10min
3 exercícios práticos
Ecosystems Risks
Ecosystems Impacts and Adaptations
Week 4: Ecosystems and Ecosystem Services15min
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5
2 horas para concluir

Cities and the Urban Environment

With the higher concentrations of population in cities, comes a higher exposure to risk from climate change impacts. In African cities, many people live in informal settlements, which make them particularly at risk. Cities have many assets - such as transport, telecommunications, building and critical infrastructure - that are vulnerable to damage from extreme weather events. As cities serve as economic and political hubs, damage or disruption in cities can often have a larger impact on the region or even entire country. Adaptation measures for cities is a complex as there are intersecting issues. Our cases this week look at three cities - Maputo, Cape Town and Durban - which illustrate the adaptations being adopted....
13 vídeos (total de (Total 107 mín.) min), 2 leituras, 3 testes
13 videos
Vulnerability of cities - exposure9min
Vulnerability of cities - sensitivity4min
Vulnerability of cities - adaptive capacity6min
Urban adaptation - planning and spatial development7min
Urban adaptation - policy and regulation4min
Urban adaptation - community engagement and insurance6min
Urban adaptation - houses8min
Urban adaptation - roads6min
Maputo: Extreme weather and responses Associate - Alberto Mavume9min
In Conversation with Anna Taylor: City of Cape Town17min
In conversation with Anton Cartwright: City of Durban18min
Week 5 summary1min
2 leituras
Cases in context10min
Resources10min
3 exercícios práticos
Cities and the Urban Environment Risks
Cities and the Urban Environment Adaptations
Week 5: Cities and the Urban Environment15min
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6
4 horas para concluir

Planning for Climate Change

In this final week, we move from assessing risk to making adaptation plans. There are adaptation planning tools which are especially helpful for identifying the key steps in making an adaptation plan. An early stage of such processes is to assess the current vulnerabilities which for African contexts means we look at the deficits and begin implementing adaptation right away. This can have both an immediate valuable outcome as well as an anticipated positive impact in the future. Later adaptation planning stages involve identifying key stakeholders and building partnerships, as well as mobilising resources to make it happen. Having the resources and organisational capacity is key as seen in our cases from across a variety of socio-political contexts, resources and levels of governance. ...
12 vídeos (total de (Total 87 mín.) min), 2 leituras, 3 testes
12 videos
Navigating climate change uncertainty - part 17min
Navigating climate change uncertainty - part 27min
Identifying Adaptation Options5min
Choosing Adaptation Options9min
Implementing Strategy - Part 15min
Implementing Strategy - Part 25min
South Sudan: Conflict and Climate Change Impacts - Pios Ncube7min
In Conversation with Gina Ziervogel: Governance and Adaptive Governance5min
In Conversation with Gina Ziervogel: Governance in Action9min
In Conversation with Gina Ziervogel: Adaptation Planning10min
Week 6 Conclusion2min
2 leituras
Cases in context10min
Resources10min
2 exercícios práticos
Adaptation plans and Uncertainty
Approaches to Adaptation Plans
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por SNOct 31st 2018

This was an amazing relevant course, now i can take action to climate adaptation in Africa having a clear understanding on how to choose and implement the best option suggested.

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The University of Cape Town is the oldest university in South Africa and is one of the leading research universities on the African continent. UCT has over 25 000 students, of whom 30% are postgraduate students. We offer degrees in six faculties: Commerce, Engineering & the Built Environment, Health Sciences, Humanities, Law, and Science. We pride ourself on our diverse student body, which reflects the many cultures and backgrounds of the region. We welcome international students and are currently home to thousands of international students from over 100 countries. UCT has a tradition of academic excellence that is respected world-wide and is privileged to have more than 30 A-rated researchers on our staff, all of whom are recognised as world leaders in their field. Our aim is to ensure that our research contributes to the public good through sharing knowledge for the benefit of society. Past students include five Nobel Laureates – Max Theiler, Alan Cormack, Sir Aaron Klug, Ralph Bunche and, most recently, J M Coetzee....

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