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01 March 2024 CATER Summer School 2024

We are excited to announce the upcoming 2024 CATER Summer School, the second in a planned series of annual summer schools, as part of the CATER project on Transdisciplinary Climate Risk Adaptation and Action. CATER is led by a broad coalition of climate researchers and educators from Norway, South Africa, and France, with a key aim of moving science into action and vice versa by developing immersive schools.

The CATER Schools programme has the goal of creating an environment where students, early-career researchers, lecturers, and practitioners across disciplines and sectors can together learn, discuss, and re-interpret the latest knowledge at the forefront of climate risk resilience and adaptation in sub-Saharan Africa. CATER aims to foster world-leading transdisciplinary cooperation for mutual learning between African and European contexts, and building leadership and confidence for participants.

The second annual school will be held in Arusha, Tanzania 21st October – 1st November 2024.

The school is open for applications from PhD students, postdoctoral researchers, early-career researchers, and practitioners (e.g., employees at relevant government or non-governmental agencies and private sector employees) who are engaged with, working in a sector threatened by, or generally interested in learning about, climate risk, resilience, and action. Other applications (from, e.g., Master’s students) will be considered on an individual basis if there is space (admission is competitive). We aim for a transdisciplinary cohort with a rough 50/50 balance of participants from Africa and elsewhere, and an equitable gender balance.

The deadline for applicants is April 19th 2024.

More information, including on how to apply, is available at

You can also find a description, pictures, and participant testimonials of the 2023 School to discover more about what went on – and what you can look forward to!