Team Southern African - SASSCAL
The Southern African Science Service Center for Climate Chance and Adaptive Land Management (SASSCAL) is a joint initiative of Angola, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, and Germany in response to challenge of global change. The centre is conceptualised and operationalised to complement the existing research and capacity development institutions and infrastructure in the region. Its research addresses common climate change and land management issues beyond national borders recognising the flow of energy and ecosystems services thereby contributing markedly to regional integration and addressing cross-border challenges. It conducts problem-oriented research in the area of adaptation to climate and change and sustainable land management and provide evidence-based advice for all decision-makers and stakeholders.
Through its network of Automatic Weather Stations, SASSCAL provides weather and climate data and information and services for decision making to reduce risk. SASSCAL has developed a network of scientists in Southern Africa and German and continues to promotes collaboration among scientists and stakeholders from different disciplines and sectors to effectively respond to global, multi-national and multi-sectorial climate change challenges. SASSCAL aspires to seek long term solutions to climate change through its Iinterdisciplinary research between areas of climate services, water resources management, agriculture and food security,forestry and biodiversity as its priority areas. The establishment`s long-time goals are to improve the livelihoods of people in the region and to contribute to the creation of an African knowledge-based society.