The imminent approach of the end of the ASSAR project has called for visits to the regional teams, to take stock of what has been achieved, plan exit strategies, agree on final outputs and give each other one last hug. ASSAR's project coordinator, Lucia Scodanibbio, reflects on a week with the West Africa Mali and Ghana teams.
The ASSAR Mali team organised a key event with the Transformative Scenario Planning (TSP) participants in Koutiala, on 28 August 2018, to reflect on the process and post-TSP capacity building activities that are underway.
ASSAR's Mali team recently held a workshop in Koutiala District to explore ways to strengthen the adaptive capacity of young women, who are the most vulnerable to climate change because of their limited access to education, financial services and assets.
Rabiatu Abass, a University of Ghana student, reflects on her recent visit to Cape Town, her first time in South Africa, where she attended ASSAR's annual meeting and presented her research for the first time at an international conference: Adaptation Futures 2018.
Winners of the Climate Change Adaptation Through Youth Innovation competition visit University of Ghana, share adaptation ideas, and leave motivated to take action on environmental issues. Words by Prosper Adiku.
During the month of June, the ASSAR research team celebrated the publication of five new journal articles based on their findings in Southern Africa, West Africa, East Africa and India. Find them all here.
In Mali stakeholders gathered together to create scenarios that asked: “What should agriculture and food security look like by 2035 to support livelihood improvement in Koutiala, under conditions of climate change?”
The ASSAR Ghana team recently organised a two-day workshop, with the support of a START Scenario Based Capacity Building (SBCB) grant, to strengthen irrigation management practices for dry-season farming in Upper West Region's Nandom and Lawra districts.
Amadou Sidibe, recently attended a workshop organised by Oxfam in Dakar, Senegal, where he presented the ASSAR research experience in Ghana and Mali with a specific focus on the research-into-use dimension. Here he shares some of his insights.