This series is part of the outputs from a collaborative research project: Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR). This 5-year (2014-2018) project focuses on climate change adaptation in the Omusati Region in Namibia as well as other countries in Africa and South Asia (see http://www.assar.uct.ac.za). 

These stories have been produced by South African science writer and author Leonie Joubert, and the objective of this series is to inform policymakers with evidence-based ideas that address key development concerns across the region, in the context of climate change. This feature st...

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The ASSAR project; being a research project on climate change had to be innovative on how to feedback these complex and scientific findings to the community in a manner that was easy to understand and fun and this is how experiential learning came about.

Experiential learning is defined as a process whereby which students develop knowledge, skills and values from direct experiences outside the traditional learning environment. The experiential learning games were developed by the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre.

The fun began with the telephone game which was aimed at informing the parti...

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The African Climate & Development Initiative (ACDI), based at the University of Cape Town (UCT), working together with the University of Namibia (UNAM) and University of Botswana (UB), is producing a series of journalistic articles which address key research findings relating to how semi-arid regions in southern Africa should respond to the threat of a changing climate. 

This series is part of the outputs from a collaborative research project: Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR). This 5-year (2014-2018) project focuses on climate change adaptation in the Omusati Region in Namibia ...

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This week a successful exchange between experienced brickmakers in Skoonheid and brickmaking entrepreneurs in Drimiopsis provided an excellent opportunity for collaboration.  The seasoned Skoonheid brickmakers generously shared their successes and challenges.  In the process Skoonheid brickmakers had opportunity to examine their business structure and viability. Drimiopsis entrepreneurs learned much about the details required to own and operate a successful brick making business.

Capacity building in resettlement communities is strengthened through collaborations and efficient use of resources...

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