The course DMG405 seeks to develop and consolidate student's understanding of the key issues in climate variability. It explores the adaptation strategies to climate change. With the course students build an understanding of the economic processes and considerations tha guide the behaviour of households in the use and management of resources. The ability of students to examine the causes, challenges and opportunities of climate change adaptation in Sub-SaharaAfrica & beyond is reinforced.The empowering of students with abilities to explain how climate variability and changes is a disaster, which require management is enhanced.