CSAG is a leading international climate research centre based in Africa with broad research skills and competency in both physical and social dimensions of climate, a strong experience in engaging with society, and an excellent track record in capacity development. We prioritize societally relevant research to support responses to climate variability and change.

(An accumulation of thinking from discussions and experiences with a wide range of people and contexts) I, like all of us I suspect, hold a range of views on different subjects. Some of these I hold to strongly, some I hold strongly depending on the relevance to the situation, and some I am indifferent about…. Read more »

Written by Rodger Duffett   The Water Harvesting Toolkit is an extension to the Climate Information Platform (CIP) that was funded by the South African Water Research Commission (WRC) under the SmartWater Fund initiative. It provides a link between climate data stored in the CIP and a practical application of the data. The toolkit was… Read more »

  An article focusing on some of the results produced by Kamoru Lawal’s (one of our graduates) doctral thesis has been published on SciDev.Net, titled: Study aids climate forecasts of two African regions.   Researchers used climate modelling to predict rainfall and temperature They found different outcomes for West and Southern Africa An expert says the findings… Read more »

Applications for positions available within the Future Resilience for African Cities and Lands (FRACTAL) project are open.     Vacancies include: City Embedded Researcher: FRACTAL Cities and Climate Change Project. University of Zambia, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies and Postdoctoral fellowship in biodiversity and climate change. University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), College of Agriculture, Engineering… Read more »

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… Read more »