The CCAPS mapping tool enables researchers and policymakers to visualize data on climate change vulnerability, conflict, governance, and aid, and to analyze how these issues intersect in Africa. The mapping tool, built in partnership with Development Gateway, allows users to select and layer any combination of CCAPS data onto one map to assess how myriad climate change impacts and responses intersect.
For example, mapping conflict data over climate vulnerability data can assess how local conflict patterns could exacerbate climate-induced insecurity in a region. To assess the interaction of climate vulnerability and international aid, users can locate aid projects funded by over 30 donors, layered on top of climate change vulnerability data. By integrating the various lines of CCAPS research, as well as other existing datasets, the CCAPS mapping tool aims to provide the most comprehensive view yet of climate change and security in Africa.
CCAPS is also producing data dashboards for several thematic areas under study, including climate, conflict, governance, and aid. The dashboards bring together mapping, trends analysis, tabular data displays, and data downloads for a comprehensive view of each issue.
The newly launched CCAPS conflict dashboard allows users to analyze conflict by actor, event type, issue, intensity, and a range of other conflict dynamics. It includes two innovative conflict datasets supported by CCAPS: the Social Conflict in Africa Database (SCAD) provides the first systematic tracking of a broad range of social and political unrest in Africa, and the Armed Conflict Location and Event Dataset (ACLED) provides near real-time tracking of political conflict in Africa.
The CCAPS aid dashboard is a collaborative effort that includes geocoded aid data from CCAPS and several partner institutions. CCAPS and AidData built the dashboard to combine trends analysis with the most comprehensive collection of geocoded data on aid projects in Africa. The aid dashboard includes three aid datasets: CCAPS' new climate-coded aid data for Malawi geocoded in partnership with AidData; African Development Bank projects continent-wide geocoded by AidData; and World Bank projects continent-wide geocoded through the World Bank-AidData Mapping for Results initiative.
CCAPS will release additional dashboards on climate and governance in 2013.