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Learning from South Africa's recent summer rainfall droughts: How might we think differently about response?

Emma R. M. Archer

The 2015/2016 and 2016/2017 summer rainfall seasons in South Africa, as well as in the Southern African Development Community region more widely, are generally agreed to be the most severe droughts on record since those of the early 1980s and…

Business experience of floods and drought-related water and electricity supply disruption in three cities in sub-Saharan Africa during the 2015/2016 El Niño

Kate Elizabeth Gannon, Declan Conway, Joanna Pardoe, Mukelabai Ndiyoi, Nnyaladzi Batisani, Eric Odada, Daniel Olago, Alfred Opere, Sinah Kgosietsile, Mubita Nyambe, Jessica Omukuti and Christian Siderius

Drought during the 2015/2016 El Niño amplified disruption to public water supply in Botswana’s capital Gaborone and contributed to unprecedented hydroelectric load shedding across Zambia. In Kenya, moderate precipitation during the El Niño brought localized floods to Nairobi and other…

Climate change adaptation and cross-sectoral policy coherence in southern Africa

Matthew I. England, Andrew J. Dougill, Lindsay C. Stringer, Katharine E. Vincent, Joanna Pardoe, Felix K. Kalaba, David D. Mkwambisi, Emilinah Namaganda & Stavros Afionis

This paper, using the cases of Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia, investigates the extent of coherence in national policies across the water and agriculture sectors and to climate change adaptation goals outlined in national development plans. A two-pronged qualitative approach is…

How do sectoral policies support climate compatible development? An empirical analysis focusing on southern Africa

Matthew I. England, Lindsay C. Stringer, Andrew J. Dougill and Stavros Afionis

This paper develops and applies a qualitative content analysis to assess national sector policies of ten southern African countries to determine their approaches for water, agriculture, forestry and energy and their compatibility with the aims of the three dimensions of…

Climate Risk and Vulnerability Handbook for Southern Africa

Claire L Davis-Reddy and Katharine Vincent

CSIR and Kulima have launched the second edition of the Climate Risk and Vulnerability Handbook for Southern Africa. This handbook was conceived and designed with the intent to provide decision-makers with up-to-date information, appropriate for country planning, on the impacts…

Climate change adaptation and cross-sectoral policy coherence in southern Africa

UMFULA

To be effective, cross-cutting issues like climate change adaptation need to be mainstreamed across multiple sectors and for this greater policy coherence is essential. Using the cases of Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia, this paper investigates the extent of coherence in…

Identifying climate services needs for national planning: Insights from Malawi

Katharine Vincent, Andrew J. Dougill, Jami L. Dixon, Lindsay C. Stringer and Tracy Cull

The importance of climate services, i.e. providing targeted, tailored, and timely weather and climate information, has gained momentum, but requires improved understanding of user needs. This article identifies the opportunities and barriers to the use of climate services for planning…