Formally launched in May 2016 in Durban, South Africa after 5 years of collaboration with the Durban Research Action Partnership (D’RAP), the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), and eThekwini Municipality, the UCCRN African Hub is co-directed by Dr. Sean O’Donoghue at eThekwini Municipality and Prof. Mathieu Rouget at UKZN.
As an African coastal city with a developing economy, Durban’s development trajectory is at risk from climate change impacts.Durban leads regional efforts to coordinate climate change responses and in co-producing knowledge products to guide imple-
mentation of adaptation activities. Durban’s key knowledge partner is the University of KwaZulu-Natal through the Durban Research Action Partnership (DRAP).
The UCCRN African Hub will seek to coordinate research activities to guide adaptation implementation within its regional partnership of local and district municipalities, called the Central KwaZulu-Natal Climate Change Compact.