A FRACTAL research team, led by researchers at the MET Office Hadley Centre and the University of Cape Town’s Climate Systems Analysis Group, has developed climate risk narratives for the city of Lusaka. They were presented at a training session and were generated using climate modelling tools. The risk narratives show three possible future scenarios.
The Chinhoyi University of Technology (CUT) research project title is “Water and energy system, urban governance and decision-making in Harare” and the University of Namibia (UNAM) research project is titled “Water Security in Windhoek: governance, water demand and supply, and livelihoods in the context of urbanization and climate change”. In August 2017, Harare stakeholders visited Windhoek to learn about both passive and active adaptation management strategies of Windhoek to compare the risks and vulnerabilities in the energy and water sector with Harare. This report provides a summary of activities that were undertaken during the Harare-Windhoek exchange visit.
Lusaka Learning Lab 2: workshop report June 2017
The second Lusaka learning lab took place in June 2017. This lab followed on from this first, during which burning issues were identified. The second lab provided an opportunity to share feedback on some activities that had stemmed from the first learning lab, and resulted in the development of four city-based thematic groups to identify knowledge gaps.
The first Maputo Learning Lab was held 06-07 March 2017 at the Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence in Maputo. The meeting was attended by approximately 30 representatives from government entities, foreign and international NGOs, scientific entities, civil society, among others. Environmental problems caused by climate change and variability in the municipality were presented and the possible solutions thereof discussed as well as existing projects and programmes. This report covers the learning lab activities.
The first Windhoek City learning lab, which took place on 14 &15 March 2017, brought together stakeholders from a variety of organisations with the objective of framing relevant “burning issues” that would become the foci (pilot studies) for FRACTAL in Windhoek. This report covers the learning lab activities.
The city dialogue was a follow-up engagement from the learning lab, which was held in September 2016. At the learning lab, climate change issues were discussed with various stakeholders from the water, energy and food sector. At this event, stakeholders in Lusaka called for continued dialogue on climate change and water issues in the city. This dialogue brought together researchers and practitioners in the field of water and climate change from Zambia and South Africa.
Lusaka training of city councillors January 2017
The training that was carried out in January 2017 was conceptualized within the FRACTAL project, which has the main goal of integrating relevant climate information into city level decision making. The opportunity to provide this training was identified by Brenda Mwalukanga, the embedded researcher in Lusaka.
As part of the planned activities in the FRACTAL project for Lusaka, the inception workshop was held on 6th September 2016 to engage stakeholders working in the water and energy sectors in the City of Lusaka. This was followed by the first learning lab session on 7th September 2016 to discuss the burning issues within the City of Lusaka around the energy and water sector. This report covers both the inception workshop and learning lab activities.