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The Climate System Analysis Group (CSAG) based at the University of Cape Town will be running its annual course.

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 and system feedbacks
  • Climate modelling and downscaling theory
  • Climate change projections
  • Risk and vulnerability framing, assessment approaches and methodologies
  • Climate adaptation frameworks
  • Adaptation planning, policy and decision making
  • Climate information distillation
  • Climate services

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 online form will be accepted.

The first round of applications will close on the 17th May 2019. These applications will then be reviewed and successful candidates will be notified by the 24th May 2019. All first round applicants will be given a preference for space.

The final deadline for applications will be 7th June 2019. All remaining applications will then be reviewed and successful candidates will be notified by the 14th June 2019.

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 16 500

Full course fee (International participants) = US$ 1350

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. Decisions on who will receive sponsorship is based on applications and decided upon by the Winter School Committee.

For more information or queries please visit our website or email Kate Kloppers (winterschool (at)


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