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SASSCAL is a joint initiative of Angola, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, and Germany, responding to the challenges of global change. The establishment of a Southern African Science Service Centre for Climate Change and Adaptive Land Management (SASSCAL) creates added value for the whole southern African region. Its mission is to conduct problem-oriented research in the area of adaptation to climate change and sustainable land management and provide evidence-based advice for decision-makers and stakeholders to improve the livelihoods of people in the region and to contribute to the creation of an African knowledge-based society.

Key element of the GERICS activity in SASSCAL is capacity building. Training workshops on the application of the desktop version of REMO and on the analysis and interpretation of regional climate change projections with respect to uncertainty and robustness measures and will be conducted.


Member countries: Angola, Namibia, Botswana, South Africa, Zambia

MoU GERICS-SASSCAL since October 2019

new project SASSCAL-TIPPECC (2022-2025, GERICS website in progress), project partners:

o University of Witwatersrand South Africa (coordinator)
o GERICS-Hereon
o Friedrich Schiller University Jena
o University of Zambia
o University of Botswana
o Gobabeb-Namib Research Institute Namibia


Workshop in Stellenbosch / South Africa on 20th - 24th of February 2017

Workshop on regional climate change assessment and impact analysis

SASSCAL in detail Project Factsheet SASSCAL (969 KB)


Dr. Torsten Weber

Phone: +49 (0) 40 226 338 436

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