News and events related to ASSAR

Reversing the culture of underplaying play
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 15:15

Ritwika Basu, from IIHS, describes three days of games, fun and learning during a recent workshop on Experiential Learning.

Does power push knowledge when it comes to development in arid and semi-arid areas?
Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 13:30

Ahead of 2017's World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, Daniel Morchain from Oxfam GB looks at the different types of power that drive the acceptance of knowledge.

The ASSAR Spotlight on Water
Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 11:45

In this June's Spotlight, we highlight some of the water-related challenges in Africa and India.

Exploring the competing uses of water in Ghana’s Lawra District
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 10:00

Abu Thelma Zulfawu looks at the Upper West Region of Ghana and how it is experiencing increasing climate variability.

Water governance at the subnational and local levels: emerging insights from Ethiopia and Kenya
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 09:45

How is water management prioritised across scales, and how is it affecting adaptation in the arid and semi-arid regions of Kenya and Ethiopia?

Water access and governance in Namibia’s Cuvelai-Etosha basin
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 14:30

As part of Omagano Shooya's Masters Degree she conducted interviews in Namibia to understand how people access water, what the barriers are to accessing potable water, and if and how people participate in water governance. 

Dealing with the strain of drought in Botswana
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 14:00

In rural areas of Botswana changing agriculture practises caused by drought has led to issues of food security that has ultimately affected nutrition.

Governing water across scales: The Karnataka experience
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 12:30

Ritwika Basu and Chandni Singh at the Indian Institute for Human Settlements find that water is often considered a scarce and costly resource.

Improving water coordination and integration in the UN system
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 11:00

Josh Newton discusses how integration and coordination of water-related activities in the UN system need to be improved.

Learning Through Games in a Changing Climate
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 10:00

A workshop on ‘Experiential Learning & Dialogue in an ASSAR context’ was held at the Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS), Bangalore from the 10th to the 12th of May.

What I learned from running three participatory scenario analysis workshops in the drylands of northern Kenya
Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 14:30

Mark Tebboth from the University of East Anglia recounts his experiences running three Participatory Scenario Analysis (PSA) workshops in the drylands of northern Kenya.

Insight: Out of Mind
Monday, April 24, 2017 - 12:30

Tucked away behind one of Bangalore’s most luxurious apartment complexes in Hebbal lies an informal settlement of waste pickers. This short documentary focuses on Remnik, an inhabitant of this settlement.