News and events related to ASSAR
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.
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.
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.
A reflection on ASSAR's journey taking its Vulnerability and Risk Assessment (VRA) training from local to national level in Botswana.
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.
How ASSAR helped strengthen the capacity of pastoralists in Kenya's drylands to deal with pasture scarcity.
Short film documenting ASSAR's 'Theatre of the Oppressed' production at Adaptation Futures, 2018.
Radio show highlights need to support communities in rural areas so they can maintain their livelihoods during times of drought.
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.
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 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.
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.