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An increasing number of large multi-partner, geographically distributed, inter-disciplinary research consortia are being funded to address wicked problems in the socio-ecological realm, such as around climate change and sustainable development. Some argue that this collaborative research model holds the potential to yield unique insights that can be applied to multiple regions and reflect a more systemic and integrated understanding of the issues in question. However, working collaboratively across several time zones and local contexts, different institutional and personal capacities, across the practitioner-researcher divide and multiple disciplines, also entails large transaction costs and a challenging integration process. Needless to say, being involved in such endeavours offers countless opportunities for reflection and learning. This page focuses on the outcomes of some of the reflection processes ASSAR team members are involved in. 

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  • Heads out of the sand

    Daniel Morchain explores learning through multi-stakeholder collaboration.

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  • Lessons, challenges and opportunities within ASSAR

    Mark New, ASSAR Principal Investigator, looks at the many opportunities, lessons and challenges within ASSAR.

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  • Collaborative research as collaborative learning

    Georgina Cundill Kemp shares her learning experiences on large-scale collaborative research. Collaborative research that involves many partners with diverse backgrounds and interests is challenging.

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  • The great ASSAR juggle: Reflections from ASSAR’s fourth annual meeting

    ASSAR project coordinator Lucia Scodanibbio reflects on the recent 2017 annual meeting held in Ghana and the challenges that lie ahead.

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  • A journey through Namibia: transformational lessons from an ASSAR rookie

    Julia Davis, new to the ASSAR project, travels to Namibia for its second TSP workshop and recounts the experiences and lessons she learnt.

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  • A brain overload

    Why does Chandapiew Molefe love her work?

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  • Does power push knowledge when it comes to development in arid and semi-arid areas?

    Ahead of 2017's World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, Daniel Morchain from Oxfam GB looks at the different types of power that drive the acceptance of knowledge.

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  • What I learned from running three participatory scenario analysis workshops in the drylands of northern Kenya

    Mark Tebboth from the University of East Anglia recounts his experiences running three Participatory Scenario Analysis (PSA) workshops in the drylands of northern Kenya.

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  • Experiential learning workshop: Teaching future Teachers

    In January 2017, a group of ASSAR’s research-into-use (RiU) coordinators and regional stakeholders spent a few days at the University of Cape Town to attend a three-day experiential learning workshop.

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  • What have I learned in ASSAR? What have I not learned...

    Lucia Scodanibbio looks back over two-and-a-half years of lessons learnt and notes three important dimensions.

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  • Unlearning and Learning: Reflections on our visit to Cape Town

    Kavya Michael and Tanvi Deshpande from the Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS), visited Cape Town as part of the first ASSAR Small Opportunities Grant (ASOG).

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  • Lessons, challenges and opportunities within ASSAR

    Mark New, ASSAR Principal Investigator, looks at the many opportunities, lessons and challenges within ASSAR.

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  • Breaking the silence on ASSAR

    After a year and a half of project managing ASSAR Lucia Scodanibbio looks back and reflects. This blog appeared on ACDI's website on 14/12/2015.

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  • ASSAR: management tips from the frontlines of a monster project

    Lucia Scodanibbio gives insightful tips for managing a monster project like ASSAR. This blog first appeard on ACDI's website on 13/02/2017

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  • An ASSAR event in South Africa shaped my career path

    PhD student Alcade Segnon attended a two-week training event that changed the direction of his studies for good.

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  • Helping acedemics to put research into use

    What has Gina Ziervogel learned about research communications?

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