Future Resilience for African Cities and Lands (FRACTAL) is a trans-disciplinary group of researchers from partner organisations around the world. FRACTAL aims to advance scientific knowledge about regional climate responses to human activities. Together with a broad range of stakeholders, researchers are working to co-produce relevant knowledge that will support resilient development pathways and enable decision-makers to better integrate pertinent climate knowledge into their resource management decisions and urban development planning.

FRACTAL was initiated in June 2015 as a four year project. A funded extension phase was completed in mid-2021. It is coordinated by the Climate Systems Analysis Group at the University of Cape Town. It is part of the multi-consortia Future Climate for Africa (FCFA) programme – jointly funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). If you’d like to learn more about FCFA, you can watch a short video here.