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Southern Africa

UN subregion

Southern Africa

  • Development of a Regional Efficient Appliance and Equipment Strategy in Southern Africa

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

    This Technology Transfer Advances Southern African Countries' 

  • Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership

    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.

  • Introduction to ecosystem-based technologies and practices to address climate change challenges

    Type: 
    Webinar
    Date and time:
    Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - Wednesday, August 19, 2015 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.

  • CTCN/CPCS webinar: Towards financially viable business models - The case of green minigrids

    Type: 
    Webinar
    Date and time:
    Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - Wednesday, April 19, 2017 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.

  • Southern african agriculture and climate change: A comprehensive analysis

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    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.

  • 2016 Global Food Policy Report: Synopsis

    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.

  • Sustainable Energy Africa NPC

    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.
     

  • Local Solutions to Global Problems: The Potential of Agroforestry for Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation in Southern Africa

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    Publication
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    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.

  • Climate Change and Variability in Southern Africa: Impacts and Adaptation Strategies in the Agricultural Sector

    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.

  • Climate change vulnerability and adaptation preparedness in Southern Africa

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    Publication
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    This report evaluate the state of preparedness for climate change adaptation in southern Africa. It is aimed at supporting the demands of state and non-state southern African actors for climate change adaptation finance and the efficient administration of such funds. The report details the findings of a desk study evaluating the state of knowledge on climate change vulnerability and adaptation preparedness in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe currently has no specific policy responseto climate change.