ASSAR story B 03-30-16 ASSAR Mali Team Identifies Stakeholders Involved in Agricultural Intensification

The Mali team of the Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR) project conducted a one-day meeting on 17th March to identify new stakeholders involved with agricultural intensification, a core focus of the ASSAR West Africa research. During this meeting, …

The ASSAR Spotlight on Wellbeing

The ASSAR Spotlight on Wellbeing focuses on the climatic and non-climatic factors that affect people’s wellbeing in the semi-arid regions of Africa and Asia, and describes new methods for understanding what the term ‘wellbeing’ really means to people. Click on the image …

ACCFP Policy Fellows attend advanced institute on climate change adaptation in Dar es Salaam

The African Climate Change Fellowship Program (ACCFP) Policy Advanced Institute (AI) took place 18 to 22 January 2016 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The AI provided 10 ACCFP Policy Fellows from across Africa with a broadened understanding of climate change …

mokhele START Board Chair, Dr. Khotso Mokhele, Honored with a 2015 Science Diplomacy Award

Several international and local organisations, as well as individuals  were honoured during the very first Science Forum South Africa (SFSA) Science Diplomacy Awards. The SFSA Science Diplomacy Awards, recognises excellence and achievements in international scientific cooperation. Dr. Khotso Mokhele, the …

HOT OFF THE PRESS! ASSAR’s first Spotlight

Check out the first edition of the ASSAR Spotlight, the new ASSAR newsletter.

Satellite-based fire products and their validation in Latin America – GOFC-GOLD regional Network meeting will take place during November 16-21, 2015

In recent years, there has been a rapid development in satellite based fire mapping and monitoring capabilities from polar as well as geostationary satellites, including by space agencies in the developing world such as Brazil. The algorithms used for developing …

IK photo Indigenous Peoples and Disaster Risk Reduction

Blog written by Dr. Simone Athayde The Indigenous Peoples and Disaster Risk Reduction Project is a follow-up project from the “The Risk Interpretation and Action Fellows Seminar,” which was held in December, 2013, in New Zealand. This seminar was coordinated …

Former START Board Chair, Gordon McBean, will receive 2016 American Meteorology Association Award

We are pleased to announce that our former Chair of START’s Board of Directors, Dr. Gordon McBean will be awarded the 2016 CLEVELAND ABBE AWARD FOR  DISTINGUISHED SERVICE TO ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES. This award is given for exceptional service to the meteorological …

ASSAR West Africa team engaged district and national level stakeholders at events in Mali and Ghana

The Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR) West Africa team has held district and national level stakeholder engagement events in both Mali and Ghana. In Ghana A district level event was held from from 22nd to 23rd of July …

Third phase of the African Climate Change Fellowship Program kicked off in Dar es Salaam

The inception meeting for the 3rd phase of the African Climate Change Fellowship Program (ACCFP) took place at the Kunduchi Beach Hotel & Resort in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on Sep 21-22 2015. ACCFP, a capacity building program that offers …