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Southern Africa

UN subregion

Southern Africa

  • Type: 
    Technical Assistance
    Date of submission:
    Phase:
    Completed
    Objective:
    Cross-sectoral enabler:

    This Technology Transfer Advances Southern African Countries' 

  • Type: 
    Webinar
    Date and time:
    - Europe/Copenhagen

    Presenters from the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR, South Africa) will discuss the issue of climate change impacts on ecosystems and their associated services, how to assess ecosystem-vulnerability, and the role of ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) technologies and practices for sustainable livelihoods.

  • Type: 
    Organisation
    Knowledge partner
    Country of registration:
    Austria
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner
    Sector(s) of expertise:

    REEEP serves as a funder, information provider and connector for up-scaling clean energy business models in developing countries and emerging markets. REEEP's International Secretariat is based in Vienna, Austria, with Regional Secretariats in East Asia, Latin America, Caribbean, South Asia and Southern Africa and a West Africa focal point.

  • Type: 
    Webinar
    Date and time:
    - Europe/Copenhagen

    Green minigrids are an increasingly popular option to bring electricity to remote communities. However, many past minigrids projects failed to achieve financial viability. They either stopped functioning, or require continuous injection of subsidies to maintain their operations.

  • Type: 
    Publication
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    Southern African Agriculture and Climate Change: A Comprehensive Analysis examines the food security threats facing eight of the countries that make up southern Africa — Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe — and explores how climate change will increase the efforts needed to achieve sustainable food security throughout the region. Southern Africa’s population is expected to grow at least through mid-century. The region will also see income growth.

  • Type: 
    Publication
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    The Global Food Policy Report is IFPRI’s flagship publication. This year’s annual report examines major food policy issues, global and regional developments, and commitments made in 2015, and presents data on key food policy indicators. The report also proposes key policy options for 2016 and beyond to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. In 2015, the global community made major commitments on sustainable development and climate change.

  • Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    South Africa
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
    Sector(s) of expertise:

    Sustainable Energy Africa (SEA) was registered as a non-profit company in November 2000 and with implementation of the new Companies Act in 2011. Sustainable Energy Africa promotes the development of an equitable low carbon, clean energy economy throughout Southern Africa. Through their work they promote the more efficient use of conventional energy, the transition to more sustainable energies such as solar and wind power, access to safe and affordable energy for all, and a holistic view of sustainable development.
     

  • Type: 
    Publication
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    Sectors:

    This paper, by drawing from the lessons learnt from research and development activities for about two decades in Malawi and Zambia, presents the case study of agroforestry-based land use practices (fertilizer tree/shrubs) to identify and highlight opportunities as well as policy/institutional challenges for assisting smallholder farmers to enhance climate change adaptation and mitigation in southern Africa region.

  • Type: 
    Publication
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    Objective:

    The paper discusses vulnerability of the southern African region to climate variability, the projected impacts of climate change and the various strategies and policies that are being deployed to address climate issues, with focus on the agricultural sector. A list of recommendations for making agriculture in southern Africa more productive and more resilient to various shocks is given.

  • Type: 
    Publication
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    Approach:

    Following the Marrakech accords in 2001 where National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPAs) were mandated to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), this report documents lessons learned by the NAPA teams in Eastern and Southern Africa. This review is intended to initiate a learning process and extract lessons from the NAPA teams.