FRACTAL: Future Resilience for African Cities and Lands

Project Timeline

1 Jul 15 - 30 Jun 19

Project Contact

Alice McClure Project Manager


One of the chief scientific challenges for understanding Southern Africa’s climate is that different models give contradictory scenarios for climate trends in the next 5–40 years. FRACTAL’s team will advance scientific knowledge about regional climate responses to human activities and work with decision makers to integrate this scientific knowledge into climate-sensitive decisions at the city-regional scale (particularly decisions relating to water, energy and food with a lifetime of 5 to 40 years).

Organisations Involved

  • University of Cape Town
  • Met Office (UK)
  • Stockholm Environment Institute
  • ICLEI–Local Governments for Sustainability
  • Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute/ Sveriges Meteorologiska och Hydrologiska Institut
  • Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre
  • University of Oxford
  • Aurecon
  • Council for Scientific and Industrial Research
  • US National Atmospheric and Space Administration
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • European Commission Joint Research Centre
  • City of Cape Town
  • City of eThekwini


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