The project is designed to engage in capacity building and technology transfer around the climate change component of the Atlas, serving all SADC member
states by working through existing SADC risk and vulnerability mechanisms, targeting stakeholders
involved in early warning, as well as stakeholders involved in long-term proactive planning in risk reduction. The project team will work with selected SADC
member states, building on existing initiatives for climate change capacity building (such as those of CSAG, and the INGC Phase 2 project in Mozambique) to
add value, rather than replicate efforts.
To become involved and attend the workshops complete the online stakeholder survey questionnaire.
Planet under Pressure: New Knowledge Towards Solutions
The Planet under Pressure Conference brought together some 3000 experts from around the world in London and some 3000 online to discuss the current state of global environmental change and offer solutions required to move societies onto a sustainable pathway.
Highway Africa Conference on African Media and the Global Sustainability Challenge
The Climate Risk and Vulnerability Handbook for Southern Africa was launched at the Highway Africa Conference on African Media and the Global Sustainability Challenge in October 2011.
COP 17 Summary of Outcomes
On 28 November 2011 South Africa hosted the 17th session of the Conference of Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) - commonly referred to as COP17.
2010 CSAG Winter School
The Winter School is hosted by the Climate Systems Analysis Group (CSAG) and is designed to provide training to practitioners engaged in decision making, vulnerability assessment, impacts, adaptation, and policy development in Africa.
Members of the project team attended the thirteen Southern Africa Regional Climate Outlook Forum (SARCOF) conference to introduce the aims and goals of the South African Risk and Vulnerability Atlas, as well as to solicit advice on ways to extend the information located in the Atlas at a SADC level.
Project team members, Claire Davis from the CSIR and Tracy Cull and Katharine Vincent from Kulima Integrated Development Solutions attended the fourteen Southern Africa Regional Climate Outlook Forum (SARCOF) conference held in Harare, Zimbabwe in August 2010. This year's SARCOF was titled Seasonal Climate Prediction, A Strategic Planning Tool in Sustainable Socio-economic Development.
As part of the SADC capacity building project, Dr Alec Joubert of Kulima Integrated Development Solutions participated in the fifteenth Southern African Climate Outlook Forum. This year's SARCOF dissemination meeting had the same theme as the previous year; Seasonal Climate Prediction, A Strategic Planning Tool in Sustainable Socio-economic Development.