Learning how to effectively convey complex research

As part of the Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR) project, in January 2017 Mary Thompson-Hall attended a workshop on Experiential Learning aimed at training participants in conveyingcomplex climate-related information to diverse audiences using participatory games.

Interactive games can increase understanding of complex issues, facilitate constructive discussion and encourage collaboration. Having a strong set of tools to help convey ASSAR research results and concepts to stakeholders ranging from small farmers to national-level policy makers is key to ensuring lessons learned from the project are taken up as concrete actions.

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The workshop was aimed at building the capacity of the ASSAR Research into Use (RiU) coordinators from the West African, East African, Southern African, and Indian ASSAR study region. It was facilitated by Bettina Koelle and Margot Steenbergen of the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre in Cape Town, South Africa.

Read more on the ASSAR website