There were some delays ahead of our Vulnerability and Risk Assessment (VRA) trip to Bobonong, in Botswana’s Bobirwa Sub District, but with luck on our side everything fell into place.
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People in semi-arid areas have become highly dependent on ecosystem services for their livelihoods and wellbeing, particularly in response to changing climates.
Dian Spear discusses the importance of considering cultural beliefs when doing climate adaptation work.
How do we perceive relative levels of stakeholder influence? ASSAR’s Southern African team explores this question with national stakeholders in Windhoek, Namibia.
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.
The University of Botswana ASSAR Research Team together with colleagues from the University of Cape Town and University of Namibia, held a stakeholder engagement event in Gaborone in May 2015.
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.
Professor Mark New from the ACDI scrutinises climate and rainfall patterns to determine if semi-arid regions are truly climate change hot-spots.
In January, 2015, ASSAR’s Southern African team travelled to the Bobirwa sub-district of Botswana to host several stakeholder engagement events
From the 15th-19th of August ASSAR team members participated in the first African Drought Conference held in Namibia, Windhoek.