South African Regional Climate Change Programme (RCCP)(2007-2012)


The Regional Climate Change Programme (RCCP) is a SADC-wide programme funded by DFID to facilitate the strengthening of adaptive capacity and resilience to climate change across the region. This is particularly relevant insofar as climate change impacts on progress toward the MDGs of water, agriculture, health and energy. The purpose of the RCCP is enabling transboundary adaptation to climate change, with equitable access to climate funding, in Southern Africa.

To this end, the four programme outputs were:

Output 1: Make integrated scientific analysis on climate change risks and responses available to improve adaptive management

Output 2: Validate and use indigenous knowledge in scientific assessments

Output 3: Identify viable, stakeholder-led, transboundary-relevant climate adaptation options and present these to funders

Output 4: Strengthen transboundary relationships for responding to climate change and influencing climate policy

Through a tender process in 2007, OneWorld won a contract from DFID to conduct a feasibility study for developing a regional climate change programme in Southern Africa. Based on the outcomes of this feasibility study, concluded in December 2007, OneWorld was then awarded a contract to design a regional climate change programme in accordance OneWorld conceptualised the programme in conjunction with DFID and held the responsibility for implementing and operationalising the RCCP. The initial 2 phases were the feasibility study phase, completed in December 2007, and the design phase, completed in January 2009. The programme entered implementation in April 2009.

OneWorld conceptualised the programme in conjunction with DFID and held the responsibility for implementing and operationalising the RCCP. The following key activities were undertaken:

• Developed, implemented and managed multi-project and multi-phase programme with the aim of enabling transboundary adaptation to climate change, with equitable access to finance, in the southern African region.

• Responsibilities included programme strategy development, programme design and implementation, stakeholder engagement and institutional mapping, capacity development, sectoral research and advisory services on sustainable development and climate change, Risk & Vulnerability mapping, diplomacy and policy work monitoring, etc.

• Also responsible for overall programme Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) as well as reporting.

• Conducted a multi-sectoral, transboundary water analysis of 3 SADC river basins: Limpopo, Okavango and Zambezi.

• Facilitated the integration of climate change into the SADC Water Division’s policy and investment agenda through participation and technical advisory services to the Multi-Stakeholder Water Dialogues (2008-2011).

• Integrated cross-sectoral concerns, such as gender, health, socio-economic factors and the Millennium Development Goals, into all analyses and reports.

• Applied a large-scale integrated socio-economic modelling system to assess how socio-economic changes may evolve in the future and how these changes may impact on food and energy demands (International Futures modelling system)

Project Data

Project duration:
2007-2012
Partner organisations:
National Governments, Continental Institutions, Regional Institutions, Parliamentary Forums, Civil Society Organisations, Funders (SIDA, AUSAID, DANIDA)
Implementing organisation: 
DFID (UK Department of International Development)

Publications

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Richard Sherman, OneWorld/RCCP. 2012. The Green Climate Fund (GCF). Regional Climate Change Programme (RCCP)


Richard Sherman, OneWorld/RCCP. 2011. Form and Functions of the Adaptation Committee. Regional Climate Change Programme (RCCP)


Sherman, R., Whande, W., OneWorld/RCCP. 2011. Adaptation Work Programmes. Regional Climate Change Programme (RCCP)


Sherm, R., OneWorld/RCCP. 2012. Outcomes of COP17 and CMP7: Key Elements. Regional Climate Change Programme (RCCP)


Research Briefs

Chapman, A., OneWorld/RCCP. 2008. Global climate change and the water cycle. Series 1, Brief 3. Regional Climate Change Programme (RCCP)


OneWorld/RCCP. 2009. Water scarcity may stoke conflict in SADC, say scientists. Regional Climate Change Programme (RCCP)


Petrie, B., OneWorld/RCCP. 2010. The RCCP Approach to Climate Change Adaptation. Series 3, Brief 24. Regional Climate Change Programme (RCCP)


Midgley, S., OneWorld/RCCP. 2011. Climate change adaptation: an integrated approach. Research Brief 1. Regional Climate Change Programme (RCCP).


Midgley, S., Davies, R., Chesterman, S., OneWorld/RCCP. 2011. Climate change risk and vulnerability mapping. Research Brief 2. Regional Climate Change Programme (RCCP)


Chapman, A., Midgley, S., Chesterman, S., OneWorld/RCCP. 2011. Achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Research Brief 3. Regional Climate Change Programme (RCCP)


Chapman, A., OneWorld/RCCP. 2011. Transboundary water resources in southern Africa. Research Brief 4. Regional Climate Change Programme (RCCP)


Midgley, S., OneWorld/RCCP. 2011. Climate change and African food crops. Research Brief 5. Regional Climate Change Programme (RCCP).


Midgley, S., OneWorld/RCCP. 2011. Climate change impacts and adaptation: food security. Research Brief 6. Regional Climate Change Programme (RCCP).


de Wit, M., OneWorld/RCCP. 2011. Climate change and barriers to regional food trade. Research Brief 7. Regional Climate Change Programme (RCCP).


van Hasselt, J., Chapman, A., OneWorld/RCCP. 2012. Climate change impacts and adaptation: human health. Research Brief 8. Regional Climate Change Programme (RCCP).


Sasman, N., OneWorld/RCCP. 2011. Climate change impacts and adaptation: urban centres. Research Brief 10. Regional Climate Change Programme (RCCP).


Midgley, S., OneWorld/RCCP. 2011. Gender- and age-responsive adaptation in southern Africa. Research Brief 11. Regional Climate Change Programme (RCCP).


Eustace, J., OneWorld/RCCP. 2011. Improving access to climate change funds in southern Africa. Research Brief 12. Regional Climate Change Programme (RCCP).


Chapman, A., OneWorld/RCCP. 2012. Rainfall and temperature projections for southern Africa. Research Brief 13. Regional Climate Change Programme (RCCP).


Policy Briefs

Drimie, S., 2011. Climate change, agriculture and food security in southern Africa: The need for policy alignment. Policy Brief No. 1, Regional Climate Change Programme (RCCP), UK Department for International Development. OneWorld Sustainable Investments, Cape Town.


Whande, W. 2011. Visioning Climate Finance Institutions: National Implementing Entities (NIEs) as a basis for strengthened governance structures. Policy Brief No. 2, Regional Climate Change Programme (RCCP), UK Department for International Development. OneWorld Sustainable Investments, Cape Town.


Phillips, D.J.H., OneWorld/RCCP. 2011. Africa’s water: Driver of conflict or source of cooperation? Policy Brief No. 3, Regional Climate Change Programme (RCCP), UK Department for International Development. OneWorld Sustainable Investments, Cape Town.


Midgley, S.J.E. and Antzoylatos, A., 2012. Gender- and age-responsive adaptation to climate change in southern Africa: The case for inclusive policy. Policy Brief No. 4, Regional Climate Change Programme (RCCP), UK Department for International Development. OneWorld Sustainable Investments, Cape Town.


Knowledge For Adaptation Series

Midgley, S., Davies, R., Chesterman, S., OneWorld/RCCP. 2011. Climate Risk and Vulnerability Mapping in Southern Africa: Status quo (2008) and future (2050). KFA2. Regional Climate Change Programme (RCCP), UK Department for International Development (DFID). OneWorld Sustainable Investments, Cape Town.


Chapman, A., Midgley, S., Chesterman, S., Spalding-Fecher, R., von der Heyden, C., OneWorld/RCCP. 2011. Climate change and the Millenium Development Goals: case studies for southern Africa. Synthesis report. KFA3. Regional Climate Change Programme (RCCP), UK Department for International Development (DFID). OneWorld Sustainable Investments, Cape Town.


Pegram, G., von der Heyden, C., and Chapman, A., OneWorld/RCCP. 2011. Transboundary Water: Climate change and development impacts on Southern African water resources: A synthesis. KFA4. Regional Climate Change Programme (RCCP), UK Department for International Development (DFID). OneWorld Sustainable Investments, Cape Town.


De Wit, M.P., Midgley, S., OneWorld/RCCP. 2012, Hunger and climate change: an analysis of key variables in southern Africa. KFA5. Regional Climate Change Programme (RCCP), UK Department for International Development (DFID) Cape Town: OneWorld Sustainable Investments.


van Hasselt, J., Chapman, A. OneWorld/RCCP.2012, Health and climate change: key linkages in southern Africa. KFA6. Regional Climate Change Programme (RCCP), UK Department for International Development (DFID). Cape Town: OneWorld Sustainable Investments.


Spalding-Fecher, R., Fedorsky, C., OneWorld/RCCP. 2012. Energy resources and climate change: key transboundary vulnerabilities for southern Africa. KFA7. Regional Climate Change Programme (RCCP), UK Department for International Development (DFID). Cape Town: OneWorld Sustainable Investments.


Chapman, R.A. & Sasman, N., OneWorld/RCCP. 2012. Cities and climate change: urban vulnerability and resilience in southern Africa. KFA8. Regional Climate Change Programme (RCCP), UK Department for International Development (DFID). Cape Town: OneWorld Sustainable Investments.


Chesterman, S., Hope, E. OneWorld/RCCP. 2012. Payment for ecosystem services: a climate change adaptation strategy for southern Africa. KFA9. Regional Climate Change Programme (RCCP), UK Department for International Development (DFID). Cape Town: OneWorld Sustainable Investments.