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Semi-arid regions / Régions semi-arides

 

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  • Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR), 2019-01)
    ASSAR’s overarching objective in the original proposal was to: “…strengthen knowledge systems in semi-arid regions (SARs) on climate change vulnerability and adaptation, to enable a shift from current adaptation practices ...
  • Padgham, Jon; Abubakari, Ahmed; Ayivor, Jesse; Dietrich, Katie; Fosu-Mensah, Benidicta; Gordon, Chris; Habtezion, Senay; Lawson, Elaine; Mensah, Adelina; Nukpezah, Dan; Ofori, Ben; Piltz, Shayne; Sidibé, Amadou; Sissoko, Manda; Totin, Edmond; Traoré, Sibiry (2015)
    This report, which encompasses the findings of a Regional Diagnostic Study (RDS) for West Africa, was undertaken in 2014-15 to advance understanding of climate change in semi-arid regions of Africa and Asia. The RDS ...
  • Few, Roger; Satyal, Poshendra; McGahey, Daniel; Leavy, Jennifer; Budds, Jessica; Assen, Mohammed; Camfield, Laura; Loubser, Dave; Adnew, Mekonnen; Bewket, Wolde (ASSAR Working Paper, 2015)
    This report summarises key findings from the regional diagnostic study (RDS) of the ASSAR East Africa team, and identifies major gaps in the existing literature on areas of vulnerability and adaptation in East Africa. The ...
  • Ngaruiya, Grace W.; Muithui, Lucy W. (Pathways to resilience in semi-arid economies, 2016-11)
    This study seeks to deconstruct the pastoralist network of Narok County in Kenya to clearly identify the role of each actor and document inherent challenges in relation to adaptation knowledge transmission. To accomplish ...
  • Gosh, Asish; Salehin, Mashfiqus; Nelson, Winfred; Mensah, Adelina (2015-12)
    The description of work for Work Package 1 envisages four separate rounds of stakeholder engagement. This report presents the activities undertaken as part of the first round of stakeholder engagements. The activities ...
  • Mensah, Adelina; Anderson, Kirk; Nelson, Winfred (2016-12)
    Ghana, as a signatory to international requirements of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Kyoto Protocol, has recognized the risks of global warming to its economy and has committed ...
  • Ghosh, Asish Kumar; Hazra, Somnath; Dey, Sunita (2016-12)
    This report is aimed at focusing on the issue of Adaptation with reference to Climate Change in Indian National Context. India being a signatory to UNFCCC and also to Kyoto Protocol, has been playing a active role in taking ...
  • Szabo, Sylvia; Nicholls, Robert J.; Neymann, Barbara; Renaud, Fabrice G.; Matthews, Zoe; Sebesvari, Zita; AghaKouchak, Amir; Bales, Roger; Warren Ruktanonchai, Corinne; Kloos, Julia; Foufoula-Georgiou, Efi; Wester, Philippus; New, Mark; Rhyner, Jakob; Hutton, Craig (Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development, Taylor & Francis, 2016-11)
    The impacts of climate change on people’s livelihoods have been widely documented. It is expected that climate and environmental change will hamper poverty reduction, or even exacerbate poverty in some or all of its ...
  • Singh, Chandni; Basu, Ritwika; Srinivas, Arjun; Halanaik, Bhavana; Andaleeb, Rahman; Madhushree, Munsi; Bazaz, Amir (Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR), 2016-07)
    During March and April 2016, ASSAR India’s researchers from the Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) conducted 18 Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) in nine villages in Kolar District, Karnataka. The FGDs were ...
  • Singh, Chandni; Deshpande, Tanvi; Basu, Ritwika (Springer Link, 2016-08)
    In India, several vulnerability assessment tools have been designed spanning multiple disciplines, by multiple actors, and at multiple scales. However, their conceptual, methodological, and disciplinary underpinnings, and ...
  • Morchain, Daniel; Kelsey, Frances; Oxfam GB (Oxfam GB, 2016-01)
    agriculture; food security; livelihoods; climate change adaptation; resilience; Vulnerability; risk; Social groups; Gender; Development; Landscape; Afghanistan; Armenia; Bangladesh; Botswana; Ghana; Myanmar; Philippines;
  • Molefe, Chandapiwa; Masundire, Hillary (CARIAA / ASSAR, 2016-04)
    In November 2015, ASSAR’s southern Africa researchers – from the University of Botswana, University of Cape Town, University of Namibia and Oxfam GB – conducted a two-day Vulnerability Risk Assessment (VRA) workshop in ...
  • Rao, Nitya; Lawson, Elaine T.; Raditioaneng, Wapula N.; Solomon, Divya; Angula, Margaret N. (Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions, 2016-03)
    Vulnerabilities to impacts of climate change are gendered. Still, policy approaches aimed at strengthening local communities’ adaptive capacity largely fail to recognise the gendered nature of everyday realities and experiences.
  • Thomas, Renie; Duraisamy, Vijayasekaran; Scodanibbio, Lucia; Hoffman, Tali; Misquitta, Karan (Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions, 2017-02)
    When groundwater storage capacities and water-flow potential is low, inconsistent and highly variable, and when these aquifer characteristics intersect with low levels of rainfall and unsustainable water-use patterns, they ...
  • Unknown author (Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions, 2015-05)
    In this context, researchers from the ASSAR project have sought to better understand the current status of vulnerability and adaptation in semi-arid areas in Botswana and the current barriers to adaptation. As part of the ...
  • Sidiki Alare, Rahinatu; Adiku, Prosper; Ansah, Prince; Mensah, Adelina; Tweneboah Lawson, Elaine; Thompson-Hall, Mary; Hoffman, Tali (Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR), 2017-03)
    In West Africa, ASSAR works in the semi-arid and dry sub-humid parts of Ghana and Mali — areas that are increasingly exposed to climatic extremes of droughts, floods and heavy rainfall. These changing conditions impact ...
  • Unknown author (Adaptation at Scale in semi-arid Regions (ASSAR), 2015-06)
    Semi-arid areas in Southern Africa are characterised by high rainfall variability, frequent droughts, low soil moisture and extreme events such as flash floods. These conditions provide the foundation of vulnerability of ...
  • Unknown author (Adaptation at Sacle in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR), 2015-06)
    Although India’s economic growth has been notable in the last 20 years the country still faces stagnant agricultural growth, rising inequality, unemployment, and inadequate access to public services for the poor including ...
  • Unknown author (Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR), 2015-06)
     Over the next 50 years, the semi-arid regions of East Africa are expected to become hotter, with more wet extremes. These climate changes will compound existing developmental pressures.  Climate changes – including ...
  • Hegga, Salma (Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR), 2016-02)
    Strategies or plans aimed at supporting climate change adaptation can be improved with increased understanding of the influence of state and non-state actors across governance scales in enabling and preventing the ...

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