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1
Часов на завершение
3 ч. на завершение

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 видео (всего 92 мин.), 4 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 3 тестов
Video15 видео
Africa's Human Development Challenge5мин
In conversation with Irene Kunamwene: A Namibian case study8мин
How Climate Risks Impact on Development7мин
The Adaptation Deficit5мин
Adaptation, Resilience, Maladaptation and Vulnerability1мин
What is Adaptation?5мин
Resilience and Maladaptation4мин
Unpacking Vulnerability7мин
In conversation with Irene Kunamwene: Climate Impacts and Vulnerabilities7мин
In Conversation with Gina Ziervogel: Climate Vulnerability11мин
Possible Global Scale Changes in Climate6мин
Local Scale Climate Change in Africa6мин
Local Scale Climate Change Scenarios3мин
In conversation with Irene Kunamwene: Adaptive capacity in Namibian households7мин
Reading4 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Meet the course team10мин
African cases of climate adaptation10мин
How the course works10мин
Additional resources20мин
Quiz3 практического упражнения
Development Challenges and Climate Risks10мин
Adaptation, Resilience, Vulnerability and Maladaptation10мин
Week 1: Climate, Vulnerability and Development15мин
Неделя
2
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2 ч. на завершение

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 видео (всего 76 мин.), 2 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 3 тестов
Video13 видео
Blue, Green, Grey Water4мин
Water Security, Water Scarcity and the Adaptation Deficit6мин
Climate Changes in Water Scarcity4мин
Impacts of Climate Change on Water Security2мин
Including Climate in Water Resource Planning2мин
Soft Adaptation - Working with Nature8мин
Hard Adaptation - Small Scale Options7мин
Hard Adaptation for Large Water Ecosystems4мин
Demand Management7мин
Lesotho: Water and Social Justice - George Barrett6мин
In conversation with Kevin Winter: Water-sensitive cities13мин
Week 2 Summary1мин
Reading2 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Water security cases10мин
Resources10мин
Quiz3 практического упражнения
Water Security Risks10мин
Water scarcity adaptation2мин
Week 2: Water Security Risks and Adaptations15мин
Неделя
3
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4 ч. на завершение

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 видео (всего 99 мин.), 2 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 3 тестов
Video14 видео
Ways that Climate Impacts on Agricultural Yields9мин
Possible Impacts on Agriculture in Africa5мин
Adaptation by Closing Yield Gaps in Africa4мин
Conservation Agriculture6мин
Seed Improvement3мин
Bringing Adaptation into Farm Extension Services5мин
Irrigation for Increased Food Production4мин
Financial Resources for farm adaptation5мин
Long Term Adaptation in Agriculture10мин
Mauritius: Climate-Smart Agriculture - Sunita Facknath11мин
Namibia: Livestock Farmers and Climate Adaptations - Simon Angombe6мин
In conversation with Admire Nyamwanza: Zimbabwe rural farmers18мин
Week 3 Summary1мин
Reading2 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Our cases in context10мин
Resources10мин
Quiz2 практического упражнения
Agriculture and food security risks2мин
Agriculture and Food Security Adaptations2мин
Неделя
4
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2 ч. на завершение

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 видео (всего 95 мин.), 2 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 3 тестов
Video11 видео
Ecosystem Services8мин
Vulnerability of Ecosystems to Climate8мин
Vulnerability of Ecosystems to Non-Climatic Drivers10мин
Recent Changes in African Ecosystems7мин
Future Impacts on Ecosytems9мин
Natural Adaptation of Ecosystems to climate change7мин
Human assisted adaptation of ecosystems - Part 17мин
Human assisted adaptation of ecosystems - Part 25мин
Tanzania: Forest Ecosystems Adaptation Strategies - Pantaleo Munishi8мин
In conversation with George Sekonya: Mopane worms resources12мин
Reading2 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Cases in context10мин
Resources10мин
Quiz3 практического упражнения
Ecosystems Risksмин
Ecosystems Impacts and Adaptationsмин
Week 4: Ecosystems and Ecosystem Services15мин
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автор: 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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О University of Cape Town

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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