About SSN

We assist governments, the private sector and research institutions in understanding the economic, social and environmental choices that climate change presents. We collaborate extensively with partners who share our vision of sustainable development.

We capture and share lessons as they emerge, to contribute to global knowledge on achieving climate-compatible development in practice. SSN is a non-profit organisation operating from Cape Town, South Africa.

Latest News


November 11, 2015

Africa LEDS: Interview with SSN’s Zuki Jakavula

Zukisani Jakavula, coordinator of the Africa LEDS Partnership (AfLP), shares his experiences of the role and the AfLP’s potential to support African countries’ development.


October 30, 2015


SouthSouthNorth’s Cherié Forbes, Technical Project Manager, presented on the Community Adaptation Small Grants Facility (SGF) at the Arid Zone Ecology Forum (AZEF) 2015. She shares her thoughts with us on the meeting gathering of attendees included researchers, practitioners and local government members that operate or have interest in the arid zones of South Africa. The forum 2015 was held on […]

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October 28, 2015

Future Climate For Africa – new research programme launches

A new UK government-funded initiative will put GBP20 million (USD30 million) behind leading-edge research to better understand Africa’s changing climate and the use of climate change information in decision-making across the continent. Africa’s climate is one of the least-researched and poorly understood in the world, but looks set to change significantly in the decades ahead. The […]

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September 28, 2015

Call for Concepts

The South African National Implementing Entity of the Adaptation Fund and the project management team of the Community Adaptation Small Grants Facility (SGF), in association with the Mopani and Namakwa District Municipalities, are pleased to open the first call for concepts for local climate change adaptation small grants. The SGF will provide finance to communities for […]