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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 24-28 July 2017.  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 19th May 2017.  These applications will then be reviewed and successful candidates will be notified by the 26th May 2017. All first round applicants will be given a preference for space.


The final deadline for applications will be 9th June 2017. All remaining applications will then be reviewed and successful candidates will be notified by the 16th June 2017.


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 2017 are as follows:

  • Full course fee (South African residents) = R 13750 (the same as 2016)
  • Full course fee (international participants) = US$ 1,050 (increase due to Exchange Rate Fluctuation)

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

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