Title: The Realities & Implications of Climate Change in Africa
Date & Time: 07 November 2023 10h00-12h00
Venue: CAS Gallery

About the speaker

Luckson is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at ACDI, University of Cape Town where he is working on "Global Goal on Adaptation (GGA) to Climate Change” project. He is working closely with African Group of Negotiators to UNFCCC on GGA, researching and development of the GGA framework, including the implementation modalities such as the GGA targets, metrics, and indicators for assessing progress. Luckson is an interdisciplinary researcher on broad human development issues with a special focus on water management, climate change adaptation, impacts, vulnerability and risk assessment; and sustainable development – leveraging indigenous and local knowledge in community development and sustainable environmental management. Luckson was the Chapter Scientist to and Contributing Author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 6th
Assessment, Working Group II regional Africa Chapter (9) – Africa climate change impacts, adaptation, and vulnerability. Luckson’s PhD assessed the role of indigenous and local knowledge on climate adaptation for smallholder farmers. He worked with smallholder farmers in Chiredzi, Zimbabwe for this
research project.

About the discussant

Moses is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in African Studies and a lecturer in African Studies at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. His research interests are the land and agrarian question, agricultural value chains, urban land question, transformation of African agriculture (including commodity
markets and financialization of agriculture), and land-based livelihoods within the world market system. His PhD thesis was on contract farming in Zimbabwe. He is currently working on the urban land question in South Africa.