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.
The semi-arid regions of East Africa are among the most food-insecure regions in the world. This flyer looks at how Ethiopia and Kenya are studying adaptation methods to climate change using three research areas.
Gender inequality is a key factor making adaptation efforts ineffective, but that is just the tip of the iceberg. Researchers and practitioners involved in ASSAR provided ample evidence to show that commonly-held beliefs about women being the most vulnerable and needing to be the target of interventions should be challenged as local realities show much more complexity and variance.
ASSAR has been examining the conditioning factors surrounding adaptation action in four of the world’s semi-arid regions, with a specific focus on barriers and enablers to the uptake and success of adaptation. Here is what we found.