As part of the Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR) program, in January 2017 Mary Thompson-Hall attended a workshop on Experiential Learning aimed at training participants in conveying complex climate-related information to diverse audiences using participatory games.
Interactive games can increase understanding of complex issues, facilitate constructive discussion and encourage collaboration. Conveying research results and concepts in an effective, interactive way is key to ensuring that 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.