The ACDI is a university-wide initiative at the University of Cape Town which supports collaborative research and training in climate change and development.

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Saturday, 23 June 2018
What's it like to study climate change at the University of Cape Town?

The ACDI offers a one year master's course in climate change and development with a focus on Africa. In this video we talk to some of our master's students...

Publication Date:
Monday, December 12, 2016 - 10:45
AXA awards first research chair in Africa to UCT

AXA Research Fund has awarded its first research chair in Africa to the University of Cape Town. The new chair, in African Climate Risk, will be held by Professor Mark New, director of the African Climate and Development Initiative (ACDI). Worth R20.65 million (€1.35 million) over 15 years, the chair aims to make a significant change in the research field of African climate risk.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 17:30
How a climate crisis can lead farmers to joint planning and response

There is nothing like a major climate disaster to raise interest in the problem of climate change among farming communities. The current severe drought appears to have made the penny drop and role players are scrambling to deal with the crisis while assessing what needs to be done to create greater resilience. The message that more frequent climate disasters like droughts can be expected in future is also being taken seriously.

Publication Date:
Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 14:45
Announcement of Opportunity: UCT – UEA Climate Change Researcher Exchange Scheme 2017

The ACDI, on behalf of the UCT climate change community, has been successful in a Newton Fund (NRF/RCUK) application for a PhD Partnering Programme on Climate Change between The University of Cape Town (UCT) and the University of East Anglia (UEA). The aim of the partnership is to bring PhD students and their supervisors from both institutions together through visits of students and staff between the institutions. In addition to benefits for individual students, there is also a strategic aim of fostering long term collaborations between research groups and individuals.

Publication Date:
Monday, October 24, 2016 - 12:00