The Transforming Social Inequalities Through Inclusive Climate Action (TSITICA) project investigates how climate change action can be socially transformative in three contrasting African countries: Ghana, Kenya and South Africa.

The research agenda addresses the nexus between climate change, sustainable livelihoods and multidimensional poverty and inequality to tackle the overall question: how can climate actions be deliberately targeted to improve livelihoods and lead to equitable benefits for the most vulnerable and poor – especially for women and youth?

With the goal of inspiring climate actions that also reduce poverty and inequality, based on evidence and insights from the research, TSITICA aims to contribute the Agenda 2030 ambition of leaving no one behind.

The project is a joint undertaking by two African Centres of Excellence of the African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA), both hosted by the University of Cape Town, South Africa, in partnership with researchers from four United Kingdom universities.

Our partnership

The project team comprises researchers from two African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) Centres of Excellence hosted by the University of Cape Town (UCT); researchers from the centres’ regional nodes at universities in Ghana and Kenya; and collaborators from four universities in the United Kingdom:

  • ARUA Centre of Excellence in Climate and Development, hosted by UCT’s African Climate and Development Institute
  • African Centre of Excellence for Inequalities Research, hosted by UCT’s Southern Africa Labour and Development Unit, School of Economics
  • ARUA-CD and ACEIR nodes convened respectively by the Institute for Environment and Sanitation Studies and the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research, University of Ghana
  • ARUA-CD and ACEIR nodes convened respectively by the Institute for Climate Change and Adaptation and the School of Economics, University of Nairobi
  • Grantham Research Institute on the Environment and Climate Change, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Townsend Centre for International Poverty Research, University of Bristol
  • International Inequalities Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, University of East Anglia
  • Tyndall Manchester, University of Manchester

The support of ARUA and UK Research and Innovation is gratefully acknowledged.