Exploring the Security Implications of Climate Change



Climate Security and East Africa: A GIS-Based Analysis of Vulnerability

Climate Change and Pastoralism: Traditional Coping Mechanisms and Conflict in the Horn of Africa, published by the Institute for Peace and Security Studies and the University for Peace, includes a chapter by CCAPS researchers on applying…

A House Divided

In a recent article for the Journal of Conflict Resolution, CCAPS researchers Cullen Hendrix and Idean Salehyan use the program’s Social Conflict in Africa Database (SCAD) to address issues pertaining the regime repression in Africa. Access…


CCAPS briefs present concise summaries of the goals, methodology, and findings of all studies conducted under the CCAPS program. ACLED conflict trend briefs provide monthly updates on trends in political violence across Africa.

Conflict Trends Report November 2017

This month’s issue includes conflict summaries on Burundi, Tunisia, and Somalia. The report focuses on protests and low-level violence in Ethiopia’s border regions, violence in Kenya around the electoral re-run, Boko Haram’s weakened but ongoing…

Conflict Trends Report October 2017

Conflict Trends Report October 2017

This month’s issue includes conflict summaries on Nigeria and Somalia. The report focuses on expanding militant Islamist activity in and around Burkina Faso, simmering tensions in Egypt’s Sinai province, the resurgence of the Islamic State…


Codebooks & User Guides

CCAPS researchers provide detailed information on coding procedures for datasets supported by the program as well as user guides for the CCAPS mapping tool and thematic dashboards.

Social Conflict Analysis Database (SCAD) Codebook

The Social Conflict Analysis Database (SCAD) is the successor to the Social Conflict in Africa Database. This version of the data extends coverage to Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, while maintaining the data for…


Climate Aid User Guide

This user guide provides detailed information on the climate aid data collected by the CCAPS program, including the climate coding process and the coding spectrum used to evaluate aid project activities.


Research Reports

CCAPS research reports provide detailed information on the purpose, design, findings, and application of results of all studies conducted under the CCAPS program.

Democracy Aid in Difficult Contexts | 2016

CCAPS Democratic Governance researchers Ashley Moran, Brooke Escobar, and Daniel Robles-Olson explore what types of democracy aid are most successful in impacting democratic development in Africa, focusing on two particularly challenging contexts: countries recovering from…


Final Program Report—Climate, Conflict, and Governance in Africa: Pinpointing Risks and Opportunities | 2016

CCAPS is a multi-year research effort to identify where and how climate change could undermine state stability, to define strategies for building African state capacity, and to assess global development aid responses. Based at the…


Course Modules

Designed for use in military education institutions, CCAPS course modules provide background material, scenarios, and exploratory questions on issues related to climate change and national security, national disaster response, urban resilience, conflict, and development.