News and events related to ASSAR

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. 

Theatre of the Oppressed: a multilayered look at the adaptation space
Fri, 02 Nov 2018 - 14:30

Short film documenting ASSAR's 'Theatre of the Oppressed' production at Adaptation Futures, 2018. 

Climate radio show looks at importance of drought management in Namibia
Wed, 31 Oct 2018 - 13:15

Radio show highlights need to support communities in rural areas so they can maintain their livelihoods during times of drought.

Promoting climate justice and adaptation in semi-arid Ghana
Promoting climate justice and adaptation in semi-arid Ghana
Thu, 25 Oct 2018 - 12:45

As part of their capacity building activities in Ghana, ASSAR organised a series of workshops to strengthen women's advocacy skills to challenge the environmental issues that affect them in their communities. 

Livestock as wealth for rural Namibians
Mon, 22 Oct 2018 - 11:45

The final episode of ASSAR's climate change radio show in Namibia focused on livestock ownership, drought-resistant cattle, and ways farmers can shift to climate-smart agricultural practices. By Ndamonako Anna Iita.

ASSAR supports dry season agriculture in semi-arid Ghana with Climate Advisory Resource Centres
ASSAR supports dry season agriculture in semi-arid Ghana with Climate Advisory Resource Centres
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 - 15:00

ASSAR Ghana, in partnership with local and national institutions, has launched Climate Advisory Resource Centres in Nandom and Lawra districts for the training of farmers and extension officers on climate change adaptation, water management and agronomic practices. 

What latest assessment on global warming means for southern Africa
What latest assessment on global warming means for southern Africa
Wed, 10 Oct 2018 - 11:00

The release of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) special report on 1.5°C marks a critical point in climate negotiations, especially for climate change 'hotspots' like Botswana and Namibia in southern Africa, writes ASSAR's principal investigator, Mark New.