FCFA Mid-Term Conference Report

Jean-Pierre Roux, Zablone Owiti, Sultana Mapker, Julio Araujo, Nkulumo Zinyengere and Kristen Kennedy

The FCFA mid-term conference took place in Cape Town from 4th to 7th September 2017. This report presents an overview of the conference activities. It includes brief session reports for all conference sessions, summaries of key outcomes, and progress on FCFA…

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…

Projected impacts of climate extremes over selected African coastal cities under 1.5̊C and 2.0̊C Global Warming

Indasi V S, Nikulin G, Lennard C, Hewitson B, Jack C and Waagsaether K.

Research paper contribution to the Cities IPCC Cities and Climate Change Science Conference, 5-7th March 2018, Edmonton, Canada.

Transdisciplinarity, co-production and co-exploration: integrating knowledge across science, policy and practice in FRACTAL

The aim of this briefing paper is to summarise the three concepts and approaches of transdisciplinarity, knowledge co-production, and co-exploration and how they are being operationalised in FRACTAL. This is a summary of the associated FRACTAL working paper, which should…

Spilling the beans: A game exploring resilience

Jessica Lee, Anna Steynor, Katinka Waagsaether and Bettina Koelle

Spilling the beans is a game that explores the term resilience as it relates to climate change. Through this interactive activity, players come to understand two contrasting interpretations of the same term. This tool is an output of the Small…

The wheel of context: A tool for unpacking contextual differences in climate change terminology

Lee, J, Steynor, A, Davison, A, Waagsaether, K and McClure, A

This is a tool that helps unpack multiple meanings of the same term. Any term can be explored. It is to be used in a multi-disciplinary setting allowing participants from various backgrounds to understand how climate-related terminology is applied in…

Evaluating climate models with an African lens

James, R., Washington, R., Abiodun, B., Kay, G., Mutemi, J., Pokam, W., Hart, N., Artan, G. and Senior, C.

Africa lags the rest of the world in climate model development. This paper explores the potential for region-specific, process-based evaluation to promote progress in modeling and confidence assessments.

Scientific capacity development in climate change related disciplines: Analysis of barriers, opportunities and good practice in Africa

Leigh Cobban, Mark New, Michael Baudoin, Anna Steynor, Katinka Waagsaether, Chris Jack, Julius Kamau, Sarah Correy, Robert Ochieng, Heila Lotz-Sisiska, Cherie Forbes, Jean-Pierre Roux, Jon Padgham, Katie Dietrich, Sarah Schweizer, Abby Gwaltney

This study investigated the needs and experiences of African researchers working in climate change-related disciplines. It focused largely on early career researchers based at African institutions (largely universities and national and regional research institutions) who have received support from international…

Climate resilient decision-making: A city-centric approach to water security

Ilunga, R, Cullis, J, Dadson, S, Hirpa, F and Bharwani, S.

Research paper contribution to 18th WaterNet/WARFSA/GWP-SA Symposium, 25-27th October 2017, Swakopmund, Namibia.

Report: The political economy of long-lived decisions in Africa

Guy Pegram, Daniel Seddon-Daines, Shravya Reddy, Nura Sulieman and Hannah Baletta

This framework report has been commissioned to help the RCs and other stakeholders understand the complex nature of economic decision-making on the continent. The report is not an attempt to undertake a comprehensive analysis of the political economy of decisionmaking…