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Learning from the FCFA Programme

Julio Araujo (SouthSouthNorth); Blane Harvey (McGill University); Ying-Syuan (Elaine) Huang (McGill University)

This Learning Review is a part of the programmatic learning endeavour to take stock of the lessons emerging from FCFA’s collective experience that might inform future investments into research on climate and development. We focus on three interrelated themes: project…

Summary of FCFA work in Uganda

Roy Bouwer (SouthSouthNorth); Rosalind Cornforth (Walker Institute, UK); Daniel Lapworth (British Geological Survey); David Mcdonald (British Geological Survey); John Marsham (University of Leeds and National Centre for Atmospheric Science); Neha Mittal (University of Leeds); Celia Petty (Evidence for Development); Grady Walker (University of Reading); Celia Way (University of Leeds)h (British Geological Survey); David Mcdonald (British Geological Survey); John Marsham (University of Leeds and National Centre for Atmospheric Science); Neha Mittal (University of Leeds); Celia Petty (Evidence for Development); Grady Walker (University of Reading); Celia Way (University of Leeds)

This brief provides a summary of the work FCFA carried out in Uganda. Future Climate for Africa (FCFA) aims to generate fundamentally new climate science focused on Africa, and to ensure that this science has an impact on human development…

Summary of FCFA work in South Africa

Roy Bouwer (SSN); Alice McClure (CSAG)

This brief provides a summary of the work FCFA carried out in South Africa. Future Climate for Africa (FCFA) aims to generate fundamentally new climate science focused on Africa, and to ensure that this science has an impact on human…

Towards resilient African cities: Shared challenges and opportunities towards the retention and maintenance of ecological infrastructure

Patrick O’Farrell, Pippin Anderson, Christina Culwick, Paul Currie, Jessica Kavonic, Alice McClure, Gertrude Ngenda, Eoin Sinnott, Nadia Sitas, Carla-Leanne Washbourne, Michelle Audouin, Ryan Blanchard, Benis Egoh, Julie Goodness, Ilse Kotzee, Tom Sanya, William Stafford & Gien Wong

The retention and maintenance of ecological infrastructure is recognized as an important element of sustainable, healthy cities. We explore the shared challenges and opportunities linked to ensuring that ecological infrastructure is incorporated into the existing and emerging African cities that…

Press release: Climate change information needed for East African decision-making: Hon James Acidri (Uganda Member of Parliament) and Bob Natifu (Uganda Deputy Commissioner for Climate Change) open the HyCRISTAL “Research into Policy” Conference in Kampala, Uganda, 21-22 May 2019.

John Marsham, Beth Mackay, Gabriela Lopez Gonzalez, Dave Rowell, Barbara Evans, David Macdonald, Ros Cornforth

“Climate Change is already affecting our society and all regions of Uganda,” said Mr. Bob Natifu (Uganda Deputy Commissioner for Climate Change). His keynote address left attendees at the final annual HyCRISTAL (Integrating Hydro-Climate Science into Policy Decisions for Climate-Resilient Infrastructure and Livelihoods…

The Integrated Database for African Policymakers

Cornforth, R. J., Clegg, D., Petty, E. C

The Integrated Database for African Policymakers (IDAPs; http://www.walker.ac.uk/projects/idaps-integrated-database-for-african-policy-makers/), is a technological initiative to intended to provide valuable insight and quantitative evidence to policy makers, planners and doers, at international, national and local levels to inform scenario planning and support investment…

Hydropower plans in eastern and southern Africa increase risk of concurrent climate-related electricity supply disruption

Declan Conway, Carole Dalin, Willem A. Landman and Timothy J. Osborn

Hydropower comprises a significant and rapidly expanding proportion of electricity production in eastern and southern Africa. In both regions, hydropower is exposed to high levels of climate variability and regional climate linkages are strong, yet an understanding of spatial interdependences…

Building Resilience in African Cities: A Think Piece

Spires, M., Kavonic, J., Cullis, J. & Coll Besa, M.

Resilience has become a powerful term, used in multiple contexts, at multiple scales. A mutually understood definition, that all who use it adhere to, is lacking, particularly in relation to the future development of cities, and in the developing world.…

Integrating climate change information into long-term planning and design for critical water-related infrastructure in Windhoek and other African cities

Walker, N., Iipinge, K., Cullis, J., Scott, D., Mfune, J. and Jack, C.

A research team within FRACTAL undertook work on a question that came out of the first Learning Lab: “What climate information is needed for infrastructure design in Windhoek?” The conference paper, Integrating climate change information into long-term planning and design…

Dialogue for decision-making: unpacking the 'City Learning Lab' approach

Julie Arrighi, Bettina Koelle, Monica Coll Besa, Meggan Spires, Jess Kavonic, Dianne Scott, Aynur Kadihasanoglu, Sukaina Bharwani, Chris Jack

The ‘City Learning Lab’ approach described here is designed to facilitate multi-disciplinary problem-solving at the intersection of these two trends across five cities in Southern Africa. It has been developed and is being used by the ‘Future Resilience for African…