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Dear Colleagues,

The Climate System Analysis Group (CSAG) based at the University of Cape Town will be running its annual course: Winter School: Using climate information for adaptation and policy development, from 27 June-1 July 2016.  This 1 week intensive course has been developed specifically for participants from developing country and aims to take participants through the full spectrum of climate and climate change related topics. These include understanding:

  • Climate dynamics
  • Risk and vulnerability framing
  • Climate modelling theory
  • Climate change projections
  • Climate adaptation frameworks
  • Downscaling methods
  • Adaptation planning, policy and decision making

This course is of benefit for professionals who are dealing with decision and policy development incorporating climate and climate change issues within many sectors including Government Departments and Ministries, City Councils and Local Municipalities, NGO’s, corporate organizations and environmental consultancies.

Online application is now open on our website – < > and early application is encouraged as places are limited. Only online applications submitted through the form on this website will be accepted.

The first round of applications will close on the 9th May 2016.  These applications will then be reviewed and successful candidates will be notified by the 16th May 2016. The final deadline for applications will be 30th May 2016. All remaining applications will then be reviewed and successful candidates will be notified by the 6th June 2016. Please be aware that places on this course are limited to a maximum of 23 and as demand for these places are quite high, we urge interested individuals to apply early.

The course fees (excluding accommodation and transport) for 2016 are as follows:

  • Full course fee (South African residents) = R 13750
  • Full course fee (international participants) = US$950

A limited number of sponsorships are available for applicants. These sponsorships are primarily for candidates from less developed countries, especially those from Africa.

For more information or queries please email

Thanking you

Winter School Team

Climate System Analysis Group

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