In Southern Africa, where populations are among the most vulnerable in the world, climate change threatens to slow down, and even reverse development, unless there are concerted efforts to make development climate-resilient. In 2017, selected universities in Southern Africa will start to roll out the region’s first open-access, interdisciplinary master’s curriculum and courseware on climate change. This has been developed by Southern African Development Community (Sadc) stakeholders for the benefit of Sadc universities and countries. The product of six years of preparatory work on the part of the Southern African Regional Universities Association (Sarua) with support from the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), the new curriculum marks a pioneering step towards regional academic collaboration, but also a new approach to knowledge production and research. The curriculum is part of a broader framework for transdisciplinary collaboration and knowledge co-production across...

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