News and events related to ASSAR

Strategic partnerships for research impact in Ethiopia and Kenya
Thu, 14 Feb 2019 - 09:30

Alemayehu Zewdie, ASSAR's Research-into-Use coordinator in East Africa, describes the ASSAR's efforts to develop strategic partnerships to boost research impact in Kenya and Ethiopia.

Massive Open Online Course to teach diverse audiences about Research-for-Impact now online!
Thu, 31 Jan 2019 - 15:00

Introducing ASSAR's research-for-impact MOOC!

Synthesising familiarity and difference: Doing research in post-colonial landscapes
Wed, 30 Jan 2019 - 16:00

Hailing from Bangalore, India, Natasha SK reflects on the process of synthesising familiarity and difference while working in Accra, Ghana.

Oxfam and ASSAR push for social justice at climate negotiations in Poland (COP24)
Wed, 30 Jan 2019 - 15:30

Daniel Morchain from Oxfam GB reflects on the success - well, sort of - of COP24.

Rural inhabitants ask for village-level ‘water use management’
Wed, 30 Jan 2019 - 14:00

This article shares the experience of how Transformative Scenario Planning in the district of Jalna in Maharashtra, India motivated people for action on water management.

Barriers and enablers to effective climate adaptation through the eyes of pastoral communities in Kenya
Wed, 30 Jan 2019 - 10:00

ASSAR's Kenya team investigated barriers and enablers for effective adaptation to climate change among agro-pastoralist and pastoralist communities in the semi-arid region of Isiolo, Meru, and Samburu counties of central Kenya.

When adaptation barriers and enablers intersect: Key considerations for adaptation planning drawn from ASSAR’s findings
Fri, 23 Nov 2018 - 14:00

ASSAR has been examining the conditioning factors surrounding adaptation action in four of the world’s semi-arid regions, with a specific focus on barriers and enablers to the uptake and success of adaptation. Here is what we found.

Changing aspirations and the realities of climate change adaptation for young people in Ethiopia and Kenya
Fri, 23 Nov 2018 - 13:00

The role of aspirations in shaping adaptation choices is seldom discussed in climate change studies, but understanding aspirations can give insights into why people are adapting or not.

From me to we: A story of how motivation changes people's perceptions and drives community action
Fri, 23 Nov 2018 - 12:45

This beautifully illustrated story of change written by ASSAR's WOTR team members described how communities in the Sangamner Block of Ahmednagar District, in Maharashtra, India, have realised their potential to manage the water issues that face them in their daily lives.

Taking VRA to the national level in Botswana
Tue, 20 Nov 2018 - 16:30

A reflection on ASSAR's journey taking its Vulnerability and Risk Assessment (VRA) training from local to national level in Botswana. 

Workshop promotes sound financial management to enhance women’s livelihoods in Ghana
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 - 10:00

How a two-day capacity building workshop equipped women leaders in semi-arid Ghana with valuable skills for financial record keeping and access to credit. 

Capacity building through peer-to-peer learning: a way to adapt to local changes in Kenya
Mon, 05 Nov 2018 - 14:30

How ASSAR helped strengthen the capacity of pastoralists in Kenya's drylands to deal with pasture scarcity.