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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 2-6 July 2018.  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 11th May 2018.  These applications will then be reviewed and successful candidates will be notified by the 25th May 2018. All first round applicants will be given a preference for space.

The final deadline for applications will be 1st June 2018. All remaining applications will then be reviewed and successful candidates will be notified by the 8th June 2018.

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.


  • Full course fee (South African residents)= R 15 000
  • Full course fee (international participants)= US$ 1250

Please note the fee does not include:

  • Accommodation
  • Airport transfers, other transportation needs or transport to and from the Winter School venue
  • Visas
  • Medical or travel insurance costs.

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 Kate Kloppers (winterschool (at)

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