Institutions involved in SASSCAL

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Five Southern African nations and Germany are partners in the creation and development of SASSCAL. Institutions currently involved from these countries include:



  • The Okavango Research Institute (ORI)

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  • Ministry of Environment and Tourism - Directorate of Tourism; 
  • Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry - National Hydrological Services Namibia
  • Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry - National Botanical Research Institute – NBRI
  • Research and Information Services of Namibia - RAISON (Windhoek)
  • Integrated Environmental Consultants Namibia cc - IECN (Windhoek)
  • University of Namibia - Department of Geography (Windhoek)
  • Namibia National Farmers Union - NNFU (Windhoek)
  • Institute for Public Policy Research - IPPR (Windhoek)
  • AGRA Professional Services (Windhoek)
  • Polytechnic of Namibia

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South Africa:

  •  National Research Foundation - NRF (Brummeria, Pretoria)
  • Council for Scientific and Industrial Research - CSIR (Pretoria)
  • Agricultural Research Council-Institute for Soil, Climate and Water - ARC-ISCW (Pretoria)
  • Climate Action Partnership - CAP (Cape Town)


Flag of Germany - three horizontal stripes in black, red, gold Enlarge image (© akg-images / L. M. Peter) Germany:

  • University of Bremen - Lab of General Microbiology
  • University of Hamburg - Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology
  • University of Hamburg - Biocentre Grindel
  • University of Hamburg - Biocentre Klein Flottbek
  • Climate Service Center Hamburg (CSC)
  • Leibniz University of Hannover - Institute for Environmental Economics and World Trade
  • University of Jena - Department of Geoinformatics, Hydrology and Modelling
  • University of Trier - Remote Sensing Department
  • University of Marburg - Institute for Co-operation in Developing Countries (ICDC)
  • Institute for Social-Ecological Research GmbH Frankfurt/Main (ISOE)
  • German Aerospace Center (DLR) - German Remote Sensing Data Center (DFD) - Univ. of Würzburg, Department of Geography
  • Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe Hannover.

Institutions involved in SASSCAL

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