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Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (2 years): Social and Economic Assessment of Extreme Weather and Climate Events, University of Cape Town

The AXA Research Chair Programme in African Climate Risk at the African Climate and Development Initiative (ACDI) at the University of Cape Town aims to (i) quantify the relative contribution of climate change and landscape management impacts of weather and seasonal climate extremes and (ii) estimate the social and economic benefit of different adaptation options to reduce the impacts these extreme events.  The initial focus of the programme is on impacts and responses in water and agricultural systems.

ACDI therefore wishes to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Fellow (PDRF) in the Economic and Social Impacts Adaptation Benefits of/to Weather and Climate Extremes.

The PDRF will be part of a multi-disciplinary team from the University of Cape Town and University of Oxford, spanning climate, hydrological, agricultural, ecological and economic and adaptation science. 

The PDRF will lead a discrete area of research, modelling (i) the social and economic impacts of extreme weather and climate events in the agricultural and water sectors and their value chains, (ii) as well as the socio-economic benefits of landscape and farm level adaptation options.

The PDRF will also contribute to research and publications that integrate across climate, biophysical and socio-economic impacts and adaptation.  The PDRF will work closely with counterparts in Oxford and may be required to make research visits to Oxford.

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