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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 the 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 the 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.

Using transformative scenario planning to think critically about the future of water security in Bangalore, Botswana
Using transformative scenario planning to think critically about the future of water security in Bangalore
Mon, 08 Oct 2018 - 16:00

This report, by the Indian Institute for Human Settlements, describes the outcomes of a series of transformative scenario planning workshops in Bangalore to discuss the issues of water security and response strategies towards long-term collaborations.

Adaptation Hub: using mobile apps to support agriculture and adaptation planning in semi-arid Ghana
Adaptation Hub: using mobile apps to support agriculture and adaptation planning in semi-arid Ghana
Fri, 05 Oct 2018 - 11:30

ASSAR took advantage of Ghana's strong uptake of smartphones by developing a mobile application that supports information transfer and knowledge sharing with local stakeholders.

Mazing through peri-urban Bangalore
Mazing through peri-urban Bangalore
Tue, 02 Oct 2018 - 12:45

Maitreyi Koduganti from the Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) gives an account of a game that she developed, with the support of an ASSAR Small Opportunities Grant, to help people gain better insight into the complexities of living in peri-urban Bangalore.

Capacity development around soil and water management in the district of Koutiala, Mali: from need to deed
Capacity development around soil and water management in the district of Koutiala, Mali: from need to deed
Thu, 27 Sep 2018 - 15:30

When the ASSAR Mali team discovered the need for new capacities in Koutiala to enable better use of the scarce soil and water resources, they organised a three-day cross-border exchange visit for 11 Koutiala stakeholders to neighbouring Burkina Faso, which has vast experience in water and soil fertility management practices.

Using transformative scenario planning as a way to think differently about the future of land use in Bobirwa, Botswana
Using transformative scenario planning to think differently about the future of land use in Bobirwa, Botswana
Thu, 27 Sep 2018 - 14:15

In this report, ASSAR's Botswana team describes the outcomes of a series of workshops with a group of diverse stakeholders to discuss the thorny issue of land use in Bobirwa Sub District and response strategies towards long-term collaborations. 

Reflections on a week with the ASSAR West Africa team
Reflections on a week with the ASSAR West Africa team
Thu, 27 Sep 2018 - 12:00

The imminent approach of the end of the ASSAR project has called for visits to the regional teams, to take stock of what has been achieved, plan exit strategies, agree on final outputs and give each other one last hug. ASSAR's project coordinator, Lucia Scodanibbio, reflects on a week with the West Africa Mali and Ghana teams. 

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