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完成時間為 3 小時

Climate, Vulnerability and Development in Africa

To start the course, we explore the linkages between social and economic development in Africa and climate change. We look at the anticipated changes in the future climate of the region and how this could impact on the development trajectory. I cover both contemporary climate risks and future climate change and how those interact with development. I also introduce the key concepts around climate adaptation that this course in based on. ...
15 個視頻 (總計 92 分鐘), 4 個閱讀材料, 3 個測驗
15 個視頻
Africa's Human Development Challenge5分鐘
In conversation with Irene Kunamwene: A Namibian case study8分鐘
How Climate Risks Impact on Development7分鐘
The Adaptation Deficit5分鐘
Adaptation, Resilience, Maladaptation and Vulnerability1分鐘
What is Adaptation?5分鐘
Resilience and Maladaptation4分鐘
Unpacking Vulnerability7分鐘
In conversation with Irene Kunamwene: Climate Impacts and Vulnerabilities7分鐘
In Conversation with Gina Ziervogel: Climate Vulnerability11分鐘
Possible Global Scale Changes in Climate6分鐘
Local Scale Climate Change in Africa6分鐘
Local Scale Climate Change Scenarios3分鐘
In conversation with Irene Kunamwene: Adaptive capacity in Namibian households7分鐘
4 個閱讀材料
Meet the course team10分鐘
African cases of climate adaptation10分鐘
How the course works10分鐘
Additional resources20分鐘
3 個練習
Development Challenges and Climate Risks10分鐘
Adaptation, Resilience, Vulnerability and Maladaptation10分鐘
Week 1: Climate, Vulnerability and Development15分鐘
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完成時間為 2 小時

Water Security

We'll start by examining the nature of risks to water security and the approaches to adaptation to changes in water supply - whether it is dealing with greater scarcity or more extreme weather events such as flooding. Water security is a key factor in social and economic development. Responding involves investigating climate adaptation strategies, especially at a regional level, not just at a global scale. The cases this week, presented by experts working on water security issues, are from Lesotho and South Africa. ...
13 個視頻 (總計 76 分鐘), 2 個閱讀材料, 3 個測驗
13 個視頻
Blue, Green, Grey Water4分鐘
Water Security, Water Scarcity and the Adaptation Deficit6分鐘
Climate Changes in Water Scarcity4分鐘
Impacts of Climate Change on Water Security2分鐘
Including Climate in Water Resource Planning2分鐘
Soft Adaptation - Working with Nature8分鐘
Hard Adaptation - Small Scale Options7分鐘
Hard Adaptation for Large Water Ecosystems4分鐘
Demand Management7分鐘
Lesotho: Water and Social Justice - George Barrett6分鐘
In conversation with Kevin Winter: Water-sensitive cities13分鐘
Week 2 Summary1分鐘
2 個閱讀材料
Water security cases10分鐘
Resources10分鐘
3 個練習
Water Security Risks10分鐘
Water scarcity adaptation2分鐘
Week 2: Water Security Risks and Adaptations15分鐘
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完成時間為 4 小時

Agriculture and Food Security

We’ll start off looking at the nature of agriculture across regions in Africa and the current situation of food security. Eradicating poverty through creating food security is a key sustainable development goal. We will analyse food security in terms of availability, access and utilisation - and how each of these aspects can be affected by climate change. I’ll be providing some information about the projected impacts of climate change on agriculture before moving onto look at adaptative strategies. The cases this week offer a rich variety of contextual examples from smart agriculture in Mauritius to changes being made by Namibian livestock farmers. ...
14 個視頻 (總計 99 分鐘), 2 個閱讀材料, 3 個測驗
14 個視頻
Ways that Climate Impacts on Agricultural Yields9分鐘
Possible Impacts on Agriculture in Africa5分鐘
Adaptation by Closing Yield Gaps in Africa4分鐘
Conservation Agriculture6分鐘
Seed Improvement3分鐘
Bringing Adaptation into Farm Extension Services5分鐘
Irrigation for Increased Food Production4分鐘
Financial Resources for farm adaptation5分鐘
Long Term Adaptation in Agriculture10分鐘
Mauritius: Climate-Smart Agriculture - Sunita Facknath11分鐘
Namibia: Livestock Farmers and Climate Adaptations - Simon Angombe6分鐘
In conversation with Admire Nyamwanza: Zimbabwe rural farmers18分鐘
Week 3 Summary1分鐘
2 個閱讀材料
Our cases in context10分鐘
Resources10分鐘
2 個練習
Agriculture and food security risks2分鐘
Agriculture and Food Security Adaptations2分鐘
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完成時間為 2 小時

Ecosystems and Ecosystem Services

This week we’ll examine the mechanisms which make ecosystems vulnerable to climate change and other human-driven impacts. Ecosystems and the services they provide play a significant role for the livelihoods of people living across Africa. We will also look at the observed and projected impacts of the changing climate. We look at adaptation strategies from Tanzania as cases that illustrate some of the important issues. ...
11 個視頻 (總計 95 分鐘), 2 個閱讀材料, 3 個測驗
11 個視頻
Ecosystem Services8分鐘
Vulnerability of Ecosystems to Climate8分鐘
Vulnerability of Ecosystems to Non-Climatic Drivers10分鐘
Recent Changes in African Ecosystems7分鐘
Future Impacts on Ecosytems9分鐘
Natural Adaptation of Ecosystems to climate change7分鐘
Human assisted adaptation of ecosystems - Part 17分鐘
Human assisted adaptation of ecosystems - Part 25分鐘
Tanzania: Forest Ecosystems Adaptation Strategies - Pantaleo Munishi8分鐘
In conversation with George Sekonya: Mopane worms resources12分鐘
2 個閱讀材料
Cases in context10分鐘
Resources10分鐘
3 個練習
Ecosystems Risks
Ecosystems Impacts and Adaptations
Week 4: Ecosystems and Ecosystem Services15分鐘
5
完成時間為 2 小時

Cities and the Urban Environment

With the higher concentrations of population in cities, comes a higher exposure to risk from climate change impacts. In African cities, many people live in informal settlements, which make them particularly at risk. Cities have many assets - such as transport, telecommunications, building and critical infrastructure - that are vulnerable to damage from extreme weather events. As cities serve as economic and political hubs, damage or disruption in cities can often have a larger impact on the region or even entire country. Adaptation measures for cities is a complex as there are intersecting issues. Our cases this week look at three cities - Maputo, Cape Town and Durban - which illustrate the adaptations being adopted....
13 個視頻 (總計 107 分鐘), 2 個閱讀材料, 3 個測驗
13 個視頻
Vulnerability of cities - exposure9分鐘
Vulnerability of cities - sensitivity4分鐘
Vulnerability of cities - adaptive capacity6分鐘
Urban adaptation - planning and spatial development7分鐘
Urban adaptation - policy and regulation4分鐘
Urban adaptation - community engagement and insurance6分鐘
Urban adaptation - houses8分鐘
Urban adaptation - roads6分鐘
Maputo: Extreme weather and responses Associate - Alberto Mavume9分鐘
In Conversation with Anna Taylor: City of Cape Town17分鐘
In conversation with Anton Cartwright: City of Durban18分鐘
Week 5 summary1分鐘
2 個閱讀材料
Cases in context10分鐘
Resources10分鐘
3 個練習
Cities and the Urban Environment Risks
Cities and the Urban Environment Adaptations
Week 5: Cities and the Urban Environment15分鐘
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完成時間為 4 小時

Planning for Climate Change

In this final week, we move from assessing risk to making adaptation plans. There are adaptation planning tools which are especially helpful for identifying the key steps in making an adaptation plan. An early stage of such processes is to assess the current vulnerabilities which for African contexts means we look at the deficits and begin implementing adaptation right away. This can have both an immediate valuable outcome as well as an anticipated positive impact in the future. Later adaptation planning stages involve identifying key stakeholders and building partnerships, as well as mobilising resources to make it happen. Having the resources and organisational capacity is key as seen in our cases from across a variety of socio-political contexts, resources and levels of governance. ...
12 個視頻 (總計 87 分鐘), 2 個閱讀材料, 3 個測驗
12 個視頻
Navigating climate change uncertainty - part 17分鐘
Navigating climate change uncertainty - part 27分鐘
Identifying Adaptation Options5分鐘
Choosing Adaptation Options9分鐘
Implementing Strategy - Part 15分鐘
Implementing Strategy - Part 25分鐘
South Sudan: Conflict and Climate Change Impacts - Pios Ncube7分鐘
In Conversation with Gina Ziervogel: Governance and Adaptive Governance5分鐘
In Conversation with Gina Ziervogel: Governance in Action9分鐘
In Conversation with Gina Ziervogel: Adaptation Planning10分鐘
Week 6 Conclusion2分鐘
2 個閱讀材料
Cases in context10分鐘
Resources10分鐘
2 個練習
Adaptation plans and Uncertainty
Approaches to Adaptation Plans
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This was an amazing relevant course, now i can take action to climate adaptation in Africa having a clear understanding on how to choose and implement the best option suggested.

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