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Woche
1
3 Stunden zum Abschließen

Climate, Vulnerability and Development in Africa

To start the course, we explore the linkages between social and economic development in Africa and climate change. We look at the anticipated changes in the future climate of the region and how this could impact on the development trajectory. I cover both contemporary climate risks and future climate change and how those interact with development. I also introduce the key concepts around climate adaptation that this course in based on.

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15 Videos (Gesamt 92 min), 4 Lektüren, 3 Quiz
15 Videos
Africa's Human Development Challenge5m
In conversation with Irene Kunamwene: A Namibian case study8m
How Climate Risks Impact on Development7m
The Adaptation Deficit5m
Adaptation, Resilience, Maladaptation and Vulnerability1m
What is Adaptation?5m
Resilience and Maladaptation4m
Unpacking Vulnerability7m
In conversation with Irene Kunamwene: Climate Impacts and Vulnerabilities7m
In Conversation with Gina Ziervogel: Climate Vulnerability11m
Possible Global Scale Changes in Climate6m
Local Scale Climate Change in Africa6m
Local Scale Climate Change Scenarios3m
In conversation with Irene Kunamwene: Adaptive capacity in Namibian households7m
4 Lektüren
Meet the course team10m
African cases of climate adaptation10m
How the course works10m
Additional resources20m
3 praktische Übungen
Development Challenges and Climate Risks10m
Adaptation, Resilience, Vulnerability and Maladaptation10m
Week 1: Climate, Vulnerability and Development15m
Woche
2
2 Stunden zum Abschließen

Water Security

We'll start by examining the nature of risks to water security and the approaches to adaptation to changes in water supply - whether it is dealing with greater scarcity or more extreme weather events such as flooding. Water security is a key factor in social and economic development. Responding involves investigating climate adaptation strategies, especially at a regional level, not just at a global scale. The cases this week, presented by experts working on water security issues, are from Lesotho and South Africa.

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13 Videos (Gesamt 76 min), 2 Lektüren, 3 Quiz
13 Videos
Blue, Green, Grey Water4m
Water Security, Water Scarcity and the Adaptation Deficit6m
Climate Changes in Water Scarcity4m
Impacts of Climate Change on Water Security2m
Including Climate in Water Resource Planning2m
Soft Adaptation - Working with Nature8m
Hard Adaptation - Small Scale Options7m
Hard Adaptation for Large Water Ecosystems4m
Demand Management7m
Lesotho: Water and Social Justice - George Barrett6m
In conversation with Kevin Winter: Water-sensitive cities13m
Week 2 Summary1m
2 Lektüren
Water security cases10m
Resources10m
3 praktische Übungen
Water Security Risks10m
Water scarcity adaptation2m
Week 2: Water Security Risks and Adaptations15m
Woche
3
4 Stunden zum Abschließen

Agriculture and Food Security

We’ll start off looking at the nature of agriculture across regions in Africa and the current situation of food security. Eradicating poverty through creating food security is a key sustainable development goal. We will analyse food security in terms of availability, access and utilisation - and how each of these aspects can be affected by climate change. I’ll be providing some information about the projected impacts of climate change on agriculture before moving onto look at adaptative strategies. The cases this week offer a rich variety of contextual examples from smart agriculture in Mauritius to changes being made by Namibian livestock farmers.

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14 Videos (Gesamt 99 min), 2 Lektüren, 3 Quiz
14 Videos
Ways that Climate Impacts on Agricultural Yields9m
Possible Impacts on Agriculture in Africa5m
Adaptation by Closing Yield Gaps in Africa4m
Conservation Agriculture6m
Seed Improvement3m
Bringing Adaptation into Farm Extension Services5m
Irrigation for Increased Food Production4m
Financial Resources for farm adaptation5m
Long Term Adaptation in Agriculture10m
Mauritius: Climate-Smart Agriculture - Sunita Facknath11m
Namibia: Livestock Farmers and Climate Adaptations - Simon Angombe6m
In conversation with Admire Nyamwanza: Zimbabwe rural farmers18m
Week 3 Summary1m
2 Lektüren
Our cases in context10m
Resources10m
2 praktische Übungen
Agriculture and food security risks2m
Agriculture and Food Security Adaptations2m
Woche
4
2 Stunden zum Abschließen

Ecosystems and Ecosystem Services

This week we’ll examine the mechanisms which make ecosystems vulnerable to climate change and other human-driven impacts. Ecosystems and the services they provide play a significant role for the livelihoods of people living across Africa. We will also look at the observed and projected impacts of the changing climate. We look at adaptation strategies from Tanzania as cases that illustrate some of the important issues.

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11 Videos (Gesamt 95 min), 2 Lektüren, 3 Quiz
11 Videos
Ecosystem Services8m
Vulnerability of Ecosystems to Climate8m
Vulnerability of Ecosystems to Non-Climatic Drivers10m
Recent Changes in African Ecosystems7m
Future Impacts on Ecosytems9m
Natural Adaptation of Ecosystems to climate change7m
Human assisted adaptation of ecosystems - Part 17m
Human assisted adaptation of ecosystems - Part 25m
Tanzania: Forest Ecosystems Adaptation Strategies - Pantaleo Munishi8m
In conversation with George Sekonya: Mopane worms resources12m
2 Lektüren
Cases in context10m
Resources10m
3 praktische Übungen
Ecosystems Risks
Ecosystems Impacts and Adaptations
Week 4: Ecosystems and Ecosystem Services15m
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von SNOct 31st 2018

This was an amazing relevant course, now i can take action to climate adaptation in Africa having a clear understanding on how to choose and implement the best option suggested.

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The University of Cape Town is the oldest university in South Africa and is one of the leading research universities on the African continent. UCT has over 25 000 students, of whom 30% are postgraduate students. We offer degrees in six faculties: Commerce, Engineering & the Built Environment, Health Sciences, Humanities, Law, and Science. We pride ourself on our diverse student body, which reflects the many cultures and backgrounds of the region. We welcome international students and are currently home to thousands of international students from over 100 countries. UCT has a tradition of academic excellence that is respected world-wide and is privileged to have more than 30 A-rated researchers on our staff, all of whom are recognised as world leaders in their field. Our aim is to ensure that our research contributes to the public good through sharing knowledge for the benefit of society. Past students include five Nobel Laureates – Max Theiler, Alan Cormack, Sir Aaron Klug, Ralph Bunche and, most recently, J M Coetzee....

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