In the frame of different projects, GERICS provides worldwide trainings and education programmes.
Capacity building in Africa
Climate Workshop in Lusaka, Zambia
In April 2016 GERICS has held a four-day climate workshop in cooperation with The University of Zambia in Lusaka entitled “SASSCAL short course on regional climate change assessment and uncertainty analysis”. The workshop was organized in the frame of the BMBF project “Southern African Science Service Centre for Climate Change and Adaptive Land Management” (SASSCAL) and in close cooperation with the Friedrich Schiller University Jena. Thematic focus was the topic “climate and water”.Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
17 participants from different SASSCAL countries were successfully trained – amongst other learning content - on how to generate climate change information regarding precipitation and related uncertainties from an ensemble of regional climate simulations. SASSCAL is a joint initiative by Angola, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Germany in support of the management of the consequences of global change in the South African region. The feedback of the participants was positive without exception.
Training course in Stellenbosch, South Africa
From the 20th to 24th February 2017, a training course on "Regional climate change assessment and impact analysis" took place in Stellenbosch, South Africa. The course was conducted jointly by the Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS), the Council of Scientific & Industrial Reasearch (CSIR), and the Climate System Analysis Group (CSAG) at the University of Cape Town (UCT). During the training, the participants worked on the analyses of regional climate model data as well as on vulnerability assessments and risk & adaptation measures.