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Semaine
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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. ...
Reading
15 vidéos (Total 92 min), 4 lectures, 3 quiz
Video15 vidéos
Africa's Human Development Challenge5 min
In conversation with Irene Kunamwene: A Namibian case study8 min
How Climate Risks Impact on Development7 min
The Adaptation Deficit5 min
Adaptation, Resilience, Maladaptation and Vulnerability1 min
What is Adaptation?5 min
Resilience and Maladaptation4 min
Unpacking Vulnerability7 min
In conversation with Irene Kunamwene: Climate Impacts and Vulnerabilities7 min
In Conversation with Gina Ziervogel: Climate Vulnerability11 min
Possible Global Scale Changes in Climate6 min
Local Scale Climate Change in Africa6 min
Local Scale Climate Change Scenarios3 min
In conversation with Irene Kunamwene: Adaptive capacity in Namibian households7 min
Reading4 lectures
Meet the course team10 min
African cases of climate adaptation10 min
How the course works10 min
Additional resources20 min
Quiz3 exercices pour s'entraîner
Development Challenges and Climate Risks10 min
Adaptation, Resilience, Vulnerability and Maladaptation10 min
Week 1: Climate, Vulnerability and Development15 min
Semaine
2
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2 heures pour terminer

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. ...
Reading
13 vidéos (Total 76 min), 2 lectures, 3 quiz
Video13 vidéos
Blue, Green, Grey Water4 min
Water Security, Water Scarcity and the Adaptation Deficit6 min
Climate Changes in Water Scarcity4 min
Impacts of Climate Change on Water Security2 min
Including Climate in Water Resource Planning2 min
Soft Adaptation - Working with Nature8 min
Hard Adaptation - Small Scale Options7 min
Hard Adaptation for Large Water Ecosystems4 min
Demand Management7 min
Lesotho: Water and Social Justice - George Barrett6 min
In conversation with Kevin Winter: Water-sensitive cities13 min
Week 2 Summary1 min
Reading2 lectures
Water security cases10 min
Resources10 min
Quiz3 exercices pour s'entraîner
Water Security Risks10 min
Water scarcity adaptation2 min
Week 2: Water Security Risks and Adaptations15 min
Semaine
3
Heures pour terminer
4 heures pour terminer

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. ...
Reading
14 vidéos (Total 99 min), 2 lectures, 3 quiz
Video14 vidéos
Ways that Climate Impacts on Agricultural Yields9 min
Possible Impacts on Agriculture in Africa5 min
Adaptation by Closing Yield Gaps in Africa4 min
Conservation Agriculture6 min
Seed Improvement3 min
Bringing Adaptation into Farm Extension Services5 min
Irrigation for Increased Food Production4 min
Financial Resources for farm adaptation5 min
Long Term Adaptation in Agriculture10 min
Mauritius: Climate-Smart Agriculture - Sunita Facknath11 min
Namibia: Livestock Farmers and Climate Adaptations - Simon Angombe6 min
In conversation with Admire Nyamwanza: Zimbabwe rural farmers18 min
Week 3 Summary1 min
Reading2 lectures
Our cases in context10 min
Resources10 min
Quiz2 exercices pour s'entraîner
Agriculture and food security risks2 min
Agriculture and Food Security Adaptations2 min
Semaine
4
Heures pour terminer
2 heures pour terminer

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. ...
Reading
11 vidéos (Total 95 min), 2 lectures, 3 quiz
Video11 vidéos
Ecosystem Services8 min
Vulnerability of Ecosystems to Climate8 min
Vulnerability of Ecosystems to Non-Climatic Drivers10 min
Recent Changes in African Ecosystems7 min
Future Impacts on Ecosytems9 min
Natural Adaptation of Ecosystems to climate change7 min
Human assisted adaptation of ecosystems - Part 17 min
Human assisted adaptation of ecosystems - Part 25 min
Tanzania: Forest Ecosystems Adaptation Strategies - Pantaleo Munishi8 min
In conversation with George Sekonya: Mopane worms resources12 min
Reading2 lectures
Cases in context10 min
Resources10 min
Quiz3 exercices pour s'entraîner
Ecosystems Risks min
Ecosystems Impacts and Adaptations min
Week 4: Ecosystems and Ecosystem Services15 min
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par 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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