Rivers, mountains and coastal regions of Tanzania and South Africa are deeply affected by climate change with serious consequences for the local ecosystems and for the use of land. Hence, social and political institutions as well as people living in these regions need to look for new strategies and options of action. The Clim-A-Net project aims to examine these processes cooperatively with an interdisciplinary approach.

Cooperating partners are:

The partners and researchers collaborate to run and to sustain an international Climate Network with the ambition to significantly contribute to internationally recognized climate research on sensitive areas and to support schemes to improve less developed regions in Africa in accordance to the Millenium Development Goals. The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) supports the project with one million Euro with funds from the Federal Foreign Ministry of Germany. A mixture of instruments is applied in order to achieve a set of aims of the Climate Network:


Training and support of young scientists and future managers of climate change by granting scholarships for PhD and Master´s students.


Engage in study and research within two international research groups representing the regions and scientific disciplines involved in the network fostering scientific exchange of PhD, Post-Docs and senior scientists.


Summer schools and workshops at various locations to connect the work of Clim-A-Net with the global scientific community and to impact on sound regional climate adaptation and mitigation strategies.


  • Vortrag und Diskussion
    mit Prof. Dr. Raymond Auerbach von der Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Südafrika
    Donnerstag, der 19. Juni 12-14 Uhr
    Campus Wechloy W02 1-148.
  • Research and Networking
    The annual Clim-A-Net research workshop took place in early April 2014 in Lushoto, Tanzania. It brought together researchers, decision makers and practitioners in the field of climate adaptation and land use change to communicate research results for the Mkomazi area and to exchange and develop strategies for planning and monitoring climate related and land use changes in the area.
  • Teaching
    Prof. Dr. Raymond Auerbach (NMMU) and Master’s student N’wa-Jama Mashele are going to visit Oldenburg University between the 18th and 20th of June to teach a seminar on organic farming research and practice in Southern Africa.

Recent Events

  • Teaching
    In the framework of the Master’s programme ‘Climate Chanage and Sustainable Management’ of the UDSM Centre for Climate Change Studies, Prof. Michael Kleyer and Prof. Bernd Siebenhüner are going to teach a module between the 24th and 28th of March 2014 in Dar es Salaam. The title of the course is: Social-ecological implications of land use and climate change including local management and governance options.
  • Teaching
    6th of March - 9th of April 2014
    : Oldenburg doctoral student Max Petzold is teaching a course at the Centre for Climate Change Studies at UDSM on Assessment of Land Cover Drivers and Evaluation of Ecosystem Services for Landscape Planning.
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