June 23, 2020
A new series of impact stories and country briefs related to the Future Resilience for African Cities and Lands (FRACTAL) project is now available online. These products, developed by the FRACTAL team and Future Climate for Africa (FCFA), aim at providing a summary of…
June 19, 2020
1. What is a BCER and why are these systems a promising strategy for those living in Koutiala? BCER is a French acronym which stands for Bassin de Collecte des Eaux de Ruissellement. It is a catchment constructed for collecting…
June 12, 2020
By Stellenbosch University Food, water, and energy are all fundamental resources for communities to thrive.  Megatrends such as demographic and economic growth, changing user practices and rapid urbanisation continue to increase the demand for food, energy, and water globally. This…
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June 12, 2020
By ICLEI Africa It is increasingly clear that the intertwined challenges we face in approaching sustainability require greater coordination across sectors, fields and stakeholders. The IFWEN project has been exploring how to develop enabling environments in cities which promote innovation…
June 12, 2020
By Dr. Kevin Winter, Environmental & Geographical Science Department, Lead Researcher: Future Water Institute, University of Cape Town Contaminated runoff from informal settlements in South Africa poses an immediate public health risk to residents living in compact urban spaces, but…
June 11, 2020
We are pleased to announce that, on May 28, START signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES). The MoU provides a framework for mutual activities over the next four years. START and IGES will work…
May 15, 2020
Even as the global pandemic eases in some countries, we must appreciate that COVID-19 is likely to be with us for an extended period. It is bringing significant disruption to how, and how well, we work as individuals within our…
March 27, 2020
The NASA Land-Cover and Land-Use Change (LCLUC) Program has recently announced that the Commercial Small-sat Data Acquisition Program (CSDAP) evaluates and procures data from commercial vendors that advance NASA’s Earth science research and applications activities. Currently, data acquired during the evaluations of…
March 23, 2020
I am truly honored to be selected as START’s next Executive Director. In my 12 years with START, I have repeatedly witnessed the uniqueness and value that START brings to its mission of advancing global change science capacities. START’s value…
March 23, 2020
The START Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Jon Padgham as Executive Director of START International. Over the past 12 years, Jon has led numerous high-profile START programs supporting scientific excellence in Africa and Asia,…