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Aprox. 30 horas para completar

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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. ...
Reading
15 vídeos (Total de 92 min), 4 leituras, 3 testes
Video15 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
Reading4 leituras
Meet the course team10min
African cases of climate adaptation10min
How the course works10min
Additional resources20min
Quiz3 exercícios práticos
Development Challenges and Climate Risks10min
Adaptation, Resilience, Vulnerability and Maladaptation10min
Week 1: Climate, Vulnerability and Development15min
Semana
2
Horas para completar
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. ...
Reading
13 vídeos (Total de 76 min), 2 leituras, 3 testes
Video13 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
Reading2 leituras
Water security cases10min
Resources10min
Quiz3 exercícios práticos
Water Security Risks10min
Water scarcity adaptation2min
Week 2: Water Security Risks and Adaptations15min
Semana
3
Horas para completar
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. ...
Reading
14 vídeos (Total de 99 min), 2 leituras, 3 testes
Video14 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
Reading2 leituras
Our cases in context10min
Resources10min
Quiz2 exercícios práticos
Agriculture and food security risks2min
Agriculture and Food Security Adaptations2min
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4
Horas para completar
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. ...
Reading
11 vídeos (Total de 95 min), 2 leituras, 3 testes
Video11 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
Reading2 leituras
Cases in context10min
Resources10min
Quiz3 exercícios práticos
Ecosystems Risksmin
Ecosystems Impacts and Adaptationsmin
Week 4: Ecosystems and Ecosystem Services15min
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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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Mark New

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African Climate Development Initiative (ACDI)

Sobre University of Cape Town

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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