News and events related to ASSAR
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.
This case study looks at how the Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR) project uses interdisciplinary research and academic/non-academic partnerships to support climate change adaptation.
ASSAR’s project coordinator Lucia Scodanibbio and East Africa RiU coordinator Alemayehu Zewdie had their time cut out for them answering questions at the Africa Learning Forum on Adaptation (ALFA) conference. What were some of these? Let's take a look...
In this brief we describe the processes undertaken during our TSP workshops in Wa (June and November 2016), including the possible responses and actions brainstormed by the participants that could pave the way to greater agricultural and food security in the region.
In 2016, as part of ASSAR, researchers from the Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS), visited Gulbarga Region in Karnataka and Latur Region in Maharashtra to talk to development officers and farmers about the devastating impacts of the recurrent drought.
In October 2016, as part of the ASSAR project, stakeholders from Bangalore’s government, civil society, and private and academic sectors met at the Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) Bangalore City Campus to think about Bangalore's water future.
Research being undertaken by ASSAR's East Africa team is underlining the interconnected nature of environmental and social dynamics in semi-arid regions. Read more about it in this detailed report.
In this brief we describe the processes undertaken during our TSP workshops in Koutiala (June and December 2016), including the possible responses and actions brainstormed by the participants that could pave the way to greater agricultural and food security in the region.
These two videos examine Ghana's Transformative Scenario Process (TSP). One introduces the approach while the other looks at the development of the four scenarios that were created in the course of the first TSP workshop.
In India, ASSAR is exploring differential vulnerability and adaptive responses. One of our key research questions is: How are people responding to and planning for multiple risks, and how do these responses vary among social groups?
The ASSAR urban research team at IIHS created a video from drawings at sites in the informal settlement of Hebbal where many interstate migrant waste pickers from West Bengal live.