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The Strauss Center’s Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS) program recently released a new online dashboard that allows users to assess climate and security vulnerability in Africa. According to their website:
“CCAPS climate dashboard, an online platform that displays data on physical, socio-economic, demographic, and political insecurities to assess how these factors contribute to “climate security” vulnerability in Africa.” (more…)
This coming April 15 & 16 at the University of Texas, Austin there will be a very interesting conference looking at shifting conflict patterns in Africa, and drivers of instability and cooperation. The conference is co-hosted by the African Center for Strategic Studies, Climate Change and African Political Stability Program (CCAPS), the U.S. Africa Command, and the U.S. Army War College Fellowship. The conference includes a very impressive lineup of speakers and an extensive look at factors both within and beyond the region that contribute to conflict and cooperation. From the CCAPS website: (more…)
Upcoming Conference – Shifting Conflict Patterns in Africa: Drivers of Instability and Strategies for Cooperation
There is an interesting conference on the horizon in Austin, Texas. Below are the details of the conference taken from the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law website. Additional information can be found here.
UT Austin’s Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS) program just released a new brief highlighting the results of primary research designed to test CCAP’s vulnerability model, which focuses on the security dimension of climate vulnerability (in this case, “the potential for climate change to put large numbers of people at risk of death from exposure to climate related hazards.”) To test the model, and gauge the local understanding of and response to this climate-security challenge, the research team interviewed a broad cross-section of local civil society actors in “Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.”
Both the brief and the full report can be found here.
UT Austin’s Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS) program, in partnership with AidData, has just released the pilot version of a great new “online data portal to enable researchers and policymakers to visualize data on climate change vulnerability, conflict, and aid, and to analyze how these issues intersect in Africa.”
See more at the CCAPS website.