The world may still argue about whether or not climate change is for real. But in vast expanses of arid southern Africa, the daily struggle to cope with a changed climate is well under way. may still argue about whether or not climate change is for real.
In early July 2015, three postgraduate students from the Universities of Cape Town and Namibia conducted joint questionnaire surveys in four villages (Uuhongo, Omangolowani, Omalungu and Eenkalashe) in the Onesi Constituency in northern Namibia.
The Namibian Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment chapter of the Third National Communication on Climate Change which has just been produced prominently acknowledges ASSAR for reviewing and providing input to the document.
In Namibia, traditional agriculture is not only the country’s primary sources of employment, but its practices are embedded in local culture. Yet it is this sector that is predicted to be the most affected by climate change, with substantial decreases in production anticipated. To better understand how these climate impacts will affect Namibians, ASSAR’s southern African team met different stakeholders across the country from national (in Windhoek) to local (in the Omusati region) levels to identify their vulnerabilities and explore possibilities for adaptation.
Shortly after the African Drought Conference, held in Namibia in August, the Omusati Region Drought Resilience Consultative Meeting took place, with the aim of offering feedback from the Drought conference.
A two-day workshop took place at in Namibia from 30 to 31 May 2016.The Transformative Scenario Planning (TSP) is an approach that brings concerned stakeholders from different, often conflicting,perspectives together.