Climate Change, State Stability, and Political Risk in Africa
Technical Report,01 Jun 2009,30 Jun 2016
TEXAS UNIV AT AUSTIN AUSTIN United States
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The program on Climate Change, State Stability, and Political Risk in Africa also referred to as the Climate Change and African Political Stability program, or CCAPS conducted research in three core areas. It investigated where and how climate change poses threats to stability in Africa, identified strategies to support accountable and effective governance in Africa, and evaluated the effectiveness of international aid to help African societies adapt to climate change. In its final year, the Armed Conflict Location and Event Dataset ACLED released version 6.0 that covers all African political violence from 1997-2015 and it continued to release real-time 2016 data weekly for 30 high-risk states and publish monthly conflict trends reports. The Social Conflict Analysis Database SCAD released version 3.2 that covers social conflict events in Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean from 1990-2015. The CCAPS research team on constitutional design and conflict management held a symposium to discuss their recently published book, and other CCAPS research teams published their final briefs and articles on climate change vulnerability, climate conflict links, urban resilience, government response, and climate change adaptation aid.