The Wellbeing approach considers more than what a person has (their material wellbeing); it considers what they do (their agency), and what they feel and think about what they have and are able to do (the subjective and relational dimensions of wellbeing).
Hannah Crichton-Smith is studying for a Master’s of Science in Water Security and International Development at the University of East Anglia, UK. Demonstrating the truly cross-regional nature of ASSAR, Hannah recently spent three months as an intern with the ASSAR-India Team in Bangalore where she conducted a literature review on peri-urban conceptualisations and primary research for her Master’s thesis. Her thesis aims to examine how peri-urban dynamics and climate variability are shaping people's access to water and sanitation services on Bangalore's peripheries.
In February, 2015 , ASSAR met with Kenyan stakeholders, including policy makers, NGOs and local government working on climate change adaptation and with communities on the ground to hear about activities and priorities in-country at a range of levels.
With team members located in three parts of the world – Nairobi, Addis Ababa and far-flung Norwich – the ASSAR East Africa Team’s recent regional visit in November 2014 was an opportunity for team members to meet in Kenya and Ethiopia for the first of two regional scoping visits.