Rabiatu Abass in Franschhoek
A visit of 'firsts': Cape Town and Adaptation Futures
Thu, 02 Aug 2018 - 12:30

Rabiatu Abass, a University of Ghana student, reflects on her recent visit to Cape Town, her first time in South Africa, where she attended ASSAR's annual meeting and presented her research for the first time at an international conference: Adaptation Futures 2018. 

Household-level research paints fuller picture of food security in rural India
Mon, 30 Jul 2018 - 11:30

ASSAR's household-level research uncovers how men and women in rural India experience risk and paints a fuller picture of food security.

Young climate innovators share award-winning adaptation ideas at University of Ghana
Wed, 25 Jul 2018 - 15:45

Winners of the Climate Change Adaptation Through Youth Innovation competition visit University of Ghana, share adaptation ideas, and leave motivated to take action on environmental issues. Words by Prosper Adiku. 

View of Cape Town from the air
Adaptation Futures 2018: an enthralling journey to the Mother City
Wed, 25 Jul 2018 - 12:45

ASSAR's Maitreyi Koduganti Venkata reflects on her first time presenting at an international climate change conference, Adaptation Futures 2018, held in Cape Town, South Africa.

From climate science to climate action
From climate science to climate action
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 - 15:30

Jesse DeMaria Kinney (Oxfam GB) reflects back on the Adaptation Futures Conference and calls for more adaptation action building on the rich pool of global research and knowledge now available.

Celebrating 5 new ASSAR journal articles
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 - 16:30

During the month of June, the ASSAR research team celebrated the publication of five new journal articles based on their findings in Southern Africa, West Africa, East Africa and India. Find them all here.

A quick guide to ASSAR at Adaptation Futures 2018
Missed out on Adaptation Futures in Cape Town?
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 - 10:45

The recent Adaptation Futures conference saw a strong representation of ASSAR researchers who used the platform to showcase their research findings. Download our quick guide for a list, and links to PDFs, of their presentations and posters.

Conducting life history interviews: a how-to guide
Conducting life history interviews: a how-to guide
Thu, 21 Jun 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
Wed, 13 Jun 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
Fri, 08 Jun 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
Wed, 06 Jun 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
Mon, 04 Jun 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.