ASSAR REGIONAL RESEARCH TEAM FOR EASTERN AFRICA CONDUCTS NATIONAL AND LOCAL STAKEHOLDERS WORKSHOPS IN KENYA
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Date and time: 
Tue, 2017-02-14 15:22
Location / Venue: 

Isiolo and Nairobi

ASSAR Regional Research Team (RRT) for Eastern Africa held their first national and local stakeholders workshops in Nairobi and Isiolo on 14th and 21st February 2017 respectively. The workshops were aimed at mapping stakeholders in climate change adaptation in Kenya, especially those that directly or indirectly influence access to the two main ecosystem services (pasture & water) that limit livestock production and therefore livelihoods of the majority of those living in the drylands of Kenya. Inattance was the PI of the project Dr. Oliver Wasonga.

Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR) is 5-year researh project funded by DFID. The consortium is led by the University of Cape Town and covers Eastern Africa, Western Africa, Southern Africa, and Central Asia (India). ASSAR’s overarching objective is to deepen understanding of climate vulnerability and adaptation in semi-arid regions, and help transform current adaptation practice to a mode that achieves proactive, widespread adaptation embedded in development activities at multiple governance scales, to advance adaptive livelihoods for vulnerable groups

. Specific objectives are to: (i) undertake high-quality, transdisciplinary research to generate new knowledge on vulnerability and adaptation; (ii) develop and trial of relevant actionable strategies for adaptation; (iii) drive innovative communication approaches for knowledge sharing; and (iv) enable systemic capacity strengthening for adaptation in research, policy and practice.

Expiry Date: 
Sun, 2020-05-31 15:22
Contact Person: 

Chairman,LARMAT larmat@uonbi.ac.ke