Conducting life history interviews: a how-to guide
Conducting life history interviews: a how-to guide
Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 10:15

The ASSAR migration research team have developed a brilliant new how-to guide to lead researchers, step-by-step, through the process of using the life history approach to conduct interviews. 

Namibia water governance
When participation is not enough. Lessons from decentralised water governance in Namibia
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 08:00

Decentralisation is a complex process. ASSAR's research from Namibia illustrates the pitfalls of pursuing decentralisation and participatory governance without investing adequately in strengthening the capacity of local actors.

ASSAR looks critically at adaptation discourses, policies and practices
Friday, June 8, 2018 - 14:30

As part ASSAR's efforts to re-steer the climate change adaptation narrative, we are happy to announce the publication of the book A Critical Approach to Climate Change Adaptation: Discourses, Policies and Practices.

Policy brief on semi-arid regions in India
Adaptation in semi-arid areas of India
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 09:45

This briefing note discusses various adaptation strategies and prospects across three important 'hotspots' in India.

Health vulnerability to heat stress in rural communities of the semi-arid regions of Maharashtra, India
Monday, June 4, 2018 - 13:45
A new policy brief by WOTR highlights the varied risks and responses to heat stress among the different social categories in Maharashtra, thereby identifying the vulnerable groups as well as the important factors that affect vulnerability to heat stress.
Using Transformative Scenario Planning to think critically about the future of water in rural Jalna, India
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 11:15

The Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR) recently held their second Transformative Scenario Workshop (TSP) to think critically about the future of water for domestic and livelihood needs in rural Jalna, India.

ASSAR presents at the 10th Climate Change: Impact and Responses conference in Berkeley, California
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 12:00

On 21 April Teresa Perez presented part of her analysis on Participatory Scenario Processes (PSP) from her fieldwork undertaken in ASSAR regions last year.

ASSAR presents at UNFCCC Thematic Expert Meeting on Adaptation in Bonn
Monday, May 21, 2018 - 12:30

Daniel Morchain - Oxfam UK - was a panellist at the UNFCCC annual Thematic Expert Meeting on Adaptation (TEM-A) in Bonn. Here he gives us a breakdown on what was discussed.

Can experiential learning really be fun?
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 14:15

Bernadette Shalumbu looks at how experiential learning can help with a range of different hierarchies in workshops where positions of people sometimes need to be equal. 

Background Paper on Botswana’s Draft Drought Management Strategy
Monday, April 23, 2018 - 15:00

This ‘strategy ready’ Background Paper was developed to build on and extend the outline of the existing draft Drought Management Strategy (DMS). Read it here.

How strong are climate adaptation knowledge systems in semi-arid regions?
Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 14:15

Mark New looks at how knowledge is power in the context of a changing environment.

Imagining the future of water for productive use in Namibia's Omusati Region
Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 11:00

The TSP process was found to be a very useful tool for the Omusati Region as it brought together people who wouldn't often be in the same place. Read about the process here.