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Climate change curriculum project picks up steam in South Africa

Memorial Clock Tower Building, University of KwaZulu-Natal. Clive Reid, Creative Commons: 2011

Memorial Clock Tower Building, University of KwaZulu-Natal. Clive Reid, Creative Commons: 2011

A South African academic association recently received funding to oversee the curriculum development for university-level instructors in climate change related disciplines.

After an inaugural climate change mapping study that included a needs assessment for higher education institutes, the Southern African Regional Universities Association (SARUA) is now working towards developing an adaptable climate change curriculum catered to the Southern African Development Community.

“Universities play a key role in building the evidence base for more informed policy decision-making and for educating future decision-makers,” said Carl Wesselink, Climate and Development Knowledge Network Africa regional director.

The Climate and Development Knowledge Network, or CDKN, will provide funding for a curriculum innovation network, including how to link this with capacity development of lecturers working in climate change-related disciplines.

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