This programme, which involves researchers from Africa, practitioners and international research partners, aims to reduce urban disaster risk in urban sub-Saharan Africa. By studying the interaction of environmental hazards in areas with poor housing and marginalised communities, the research aims to break the cycles by which vulnerability and the incapacity to cope with hazards accrue in society.

CSAG is the lead on the project’s Work package 2.2, Climate and Risk in Urban Settings. This component entails analysis of historical climate observations and future climate projections, both in the context of the multi-hazard risk landscape of the cities and the local decision making contexts.


Time frames: 3 year programme, January 2015 – December 2017

Funder: The Economic and Social Research Council (ERSC)/ The UK Department for International Development (DFID)

Partners: Led by King’s College London, and involves African Centre for Cities (ACC) and the Climate Systems Analysis Group (CSAG) at the University of Cape Town (UCT), the African Population and Health Research Centre, University of Ibadan, Mzuzu University, Université Abdou Moumouni, ARUP, International Alert, Save the Children and UN-HABITAT, Development Planning Unit at University College London and the International Institute for Environment and Development

For further details: Contact Dr Chris Jack