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Climate Change Adaptation in Africa

Climate Change Adaptation in Africa (CCAA) is an international programme to improve local capacity to adapt to climate change. The Programme is jointly supported by Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID).

Under the CCAA, URC participates in the Project "Managing climate risk for agriculture and water resources development in South Africa". The Project has two objectives:

  • To develop the capacity of South African and regional institutions in the private and public sectors to better integrate information about climate change and climate variability into water resources policy, planning and management; and,
  • To demonstrate how this information can be used to evaluate alternative strategies and projects for adjusting or adapting to climate change and climate variability in other regions.

 Assisted by the URC and International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI),
the project will be undertaken by three South African institutions: University of The Free State (UOVS), University of Cape Town (UCT), and University of Kabuli-Natal (UKZN),

URC will train Ph.D. students at UCT and UOVS, members of key stake holder groups in the Western Cape, and African researchers in the development and use of integrated assessment models of river basins to evaluate the incremental costs and benefits of “climate proofing” water resource development projects.

For further information contact:  Mac Callaway, johc@dtu.dk 


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