The CSAG Winter School started in 2009 through a UNITAR funded initiative. The course was financially supported for the first three years but is now funded through course fees, with a limited number of scholarships provided by CSAG each year.
The course is focused on the needs of developing countries, especially in Africa, and we aim to address the needs of participants from these countries and understand some of their constraints. Each year’s course is tailored to the list of participants attending and includes a mix of exercise-based modules and formal presentations with application of learning taking place. The course facilitators are a mix of CSAG staff and researchers and specialist from external institutions. External contributors change every year, but in the past external contributors have included the Stockholm Environmental Institute (SEI), South African National Botanical Institution (SANBI), Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and the City of Cape Town, Energy Research Centre (ERC) at UCT and an Independent Climate Change focused Journalist.