What we do
The PACE-SD vision leads the way in development of a research culture that serves the region by involving communities and stakeholders by building on successful track record of international research and aid funding. The vision supports the USP 2013 – 2018 Strategic Plan which aims to meet the needs of the region.
The Centre serves the University through several components:
1. Postgraduate Teaching and Training (Formal and Informal) - Postgraduate Diploma, Masters and PhD studies in Climate Change are available with brief workshops and training.
2. Research, Consultancy and Publications - New research and projects addresses the issue relating to Climate Change, the environment and Sustainable Development.
3. Community Engagement - Community outreach (rural) is vital and has been achieved through government agencies, USP's Institute of Applied Science and CROP agencies to address their specific needs.
4. Corporate Capacity Building - This refers to primarily to our human resources and infrastructure related capacity building to promote and strengthen PaCE-SD. PaceSD has had several interns pass through
5. Communication and Visibility - PaCE-SD recognises the need for raising awareness on climate change related issues at all levels of society, and has produced communication materials and carried out awareness raising campaigns at high school, tertiary and community level
Each of these components contributes to the larger USP strategic priorities.