ASSAR Spotlight on Capacity Building
Fri, 14 Sep 2018 - 14:45

In our biggest Spotlight edition yet, we focus on capacity building.

Looking back on the Transformative Scenario Planning process in Mali
Looking back on the Transformative Scenario Planning process in Mali
Thu, 13 Sep 2018 - 14:30

The ASSAR Mali team organised a key event with the Transformative Scenario Planning (TSP) participants in Koutiala, on 28 August 2018, to reflect on the process and post-TSP capacity building activities that are underway.

Bhavana Rao
ASSAR Botswana's national VRA training workshop a resounding success
Wed, 12 Sep 2018 - 11:30

Bhavana Rao attended ASSAR Botswana's national Vulnerability and Risk Assessment (VRA) training workshop in August, as a recipient of an ASSAR Small Opportunities Grant. Here she reports back on her cross-learning experience.

Building the adaptive capacity of women in Mali’s Koutiala District
Building the adaptive capacity of women in Mali’s Koutiala District
Fri, 07 Sep 2018 - 11:45

ASSAR's Mali team recently held a workshop in Koutiala District to explore ways to strengthen the adaptive capacity of young women, who are the most vulnerable to climate change because of their limited access to education, financial services and assets.

Vulnerability and responses to climate change in drylands: The case of Namibia
Vulnerability and responses to climate change in drylands: The case of Namibia
Thu, 06 Sep 2018 - 14:45

In this ASSAR working paper, the research team uses Namibia as a case study to examine the nature of vulnerability and responses to climate change in a developing dryland country.

Drought and climate change communication - hot topics on climate change radio show
Wed, 29 Aug 2018 - 10:30

Ndamonako Anna Iita reports on the latest episodes of ASSAR and Kati-FM's climate change radio show in Namibia.

Mapping invasives in India’s Tamil Nadu with smartphones
Thu, 23 Aug 2018 - 16:00

A new approach to mapping invasives from ATREE and partners makes it easy for researchers, officials and schoolchildren to map the spread of invasive plant species. 

The development-adaptation spectrum in dryland East Africa: mapping risks, responses and critical questions for social research
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 - 17:30

This new ASSAR working paper reviews responses to climate-related social-ecological risks in semi-arid areas of East Africa, in order to lay out an agenda for future critical research. By drawing on a wide range of academic and non-academic sources, the paper maps out the main forms of response to the inter-linked risks in the region, and considers how they might be viewed in terms of a spectrum of development-adaptation actions.

Ephias Mugari presents at the first International Conference on Geography and Geoinformatics for Sustainable Development (ICGGS) in Bangkok, Thailand, July 2018.
Global geography and geoinformatics conference highlights value of multidisciplinary approach
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 - 11:45

Ephias Mugari writes on his experience presenting research on climate change and ecosystem services at an international conference and highlights the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to ecology.  

Camels in Kenya
From cows to camels: How pastoralists are adapting to climate change in Kenya's drylands
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 - 17:00

New film highlights ASSAR's work helping herders in Kenya's drylands adapt to harsh climate through peer-to-peer learning about camel-rearing and land management according to traditional Dedha system. 

Identifying stakeholders and vulnerabilities in Botswana's Mahalapye sub-district
Identifying stakeholders and vulnerabilities in Botswana's Mahalapye sub-district
Fri, 10 Aug 2018 - 13:30

Researchers from the University of Botswana, together with the District Officer of Development in Botswana's Mahalapye sub-district, recently held a half-day workshop to do a stakeholder mapping exercise and identify the hazards and issues affecting the people of the Mahalapye sub-district. Chandapiwa Molefe and Mmakwena Moesi report about the workshop in the latest information brief.

Climate change radio show explores role of religion in adaptation
Wed, 08 Aug 2018 - 15:30

Second episode of Namibia climate change radio series looks at how religious and traditional beliefs are stopping farmers from adopting Climate Smart Agriculture practices in northern Namibia. By Ndamonako Anna Iita.

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