June 19, 2017
By Justin Charles G. See, PARR Fellow “The floods swept away everything we had – even our dreams and our future.” This was the testimony of Maricel, a resident of Barangay Tumana, Marikina City, at the end of our key…
June 14, 2017
Future Earth, one of START’s closest partners in global sustainability research, announced Amy Luers as its new executive director. Dr. Luers has over 20 years experience working on sustainability at the intersection of science, technology, and policy. She will assume her position at…
June 08, 2017
On June 7 Edmond Totin of the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) and the Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR) Mali team presented on “Using Transformative Scenario Planning (TSP) process to stimulate social changes and enable…
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June 05, 2017
On June 4, Africa Today TV aired a panel discussion on climate change and Africa with Cheikh Mbow, Roger-Mark de Souza from the Wilson Center and Marian Tupy from the CATO Institute.
May 22, 2017
The World Meteorogical Organization, the United Nations system’s authoritative voice on weather, climate and water, honored Professor Gordon McBean with the sixty-second International Meteorological Organization (IMO) Prize for his outstanding work in meteorology and climatology and his leadership as a scientific…
May 15, 2017
As part of the Global Observation of Forest Cover and Land Dynamics (GOFC-GOLD) Program START organized with partners a workshop to explore how remote sensing can support agricultural production and improve food security in South and Southeast Asia.   South/Southeast Asian countries…
April 19, 2017
The Mediterranean Symposium on Smart City Applications (SCAMS 2017) is a multidisciplinary international conference organized by the Mediterranean Association of Sciences and Technologies (MediAST) in collaboration with the Laboratory of Computer Science, Systems and Telecommunications (LIST) and the Faculty of Sciences…
April 11, 2017
March has been a busy month for the FRACTAL project, with a week-long training for the embedded researchers in Cape Town, and the first city learning labs for Maputo and Windhoek taking place. START traveled to Windhoek for the city…
April 11, 2017
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…
April 11, 2017
The Belmont Forum, START, Future Earth, and regional partners organized two workshops on conducting transdisciplinary (TD) research in the first quarter of 2017. The workshops focused on advancing principles of co-design and co-production in the natural, social, and engineering sciences…