October 11, 2018
In a recent blog post, Maitreyi Koduganti from the Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) gives an account of a game that she developed to help people gain better insight into the complexities of living in peri-urban Bangalore. The game was developed with…
October 09, 2018
In a recent blog post, Prince Ansah of the Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR) program describes how a new mobile application will support adaptation knowledge sharing and build capacity of extension officers, community development workers, researchers and students in…
October 01, 2018
Following the call for pre-proposals on Pathways towards Sustainable Urban Development in Africa, applications are now open for scientists and non-academic experts to help in reviewing full proposals. To ensure that science can effectively contribute to sustainable urban development in Africa, the International…
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September 28, 2018
START latest newsletter features the new ProGREEN (Promoting Gains in Renewable Energy) project, stories from FRACTAL (Future Resilience for African Cities and Lands) projects in Maputo and Lusaka, and news from the Ghana and Namibia teams of the ASSAR (Adaptation…
September 27, 2018
Ishmael Lente, from the University of Ghana, is the first PhD student with the Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR) program to successfully defend his thesis, ‘Vulnerability and adaptation options to agroecosystems and climate change in semi-arid Ghana’. We asked…
September 25, 2018
Alcade Segnon, a Ph.D. student with the Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR) program, had the opportunity to present on his research relating to “Multidimensional household vulnerability assessment in semi-arid areas of Mali” at the 6th International Climate Change and…
September 25, 2018
International research efforts have advanced the understanding of the interaction among water resources, food security and energy production and consumption in the Mekong River Basin. However, increasing climate extremes and large-scale human developments such as urbanization, dams construction and agricultural…
September 18, 2018
To encourage public dialogue on climate change in Namibia, the Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR) project launched a special climate change radio series with national broadcaster Kati-FM, one of Namibia’s most popular stations. The debut show aired on July…
September 07, 2018
Under the Future Resilience for African Citie and Lands (FRACTAL) project, six cities in Africa – Blantyre, Gaborone, Harare, Lusaka, Maputo and Windhoek – are exploring the use of narratives to facilitate knowledge sharing and engagement around climate change.  Developing…
September 06, 2018
Within the Africa Youth Conference 2018, that will take place in October 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya, UN Women partnered with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to conduct a challenge and award grant financing to help African youth entrepreneurs  to develop and implement…