BRECcIA Summer School policy session 2020 – Nairobi, Kenya

By Fiona Ngarachu BRECcIA’s Kenya team organised virtual and face to face sessions under the BRECcIA 2020 hybrid policy summer school, as did our Malawian and Ghanaian counterparts. The Kenya summer school was organised with both face to face and virtual sessions, with virtual sessions covering issues around writing policy …

Ghana: Assessing the Impact of Flooding on Water Sources, Livelihoods and Local Adaptation Measures

By Moses Asamoah Considering the importance of water and how its sources may be affected by flooding, a BRECcIA team of researchers set out to assess the impact of flooding on water sources and livelihoods in the Upper East Region and Northern Region of the Republic of Ghana. This was …

BRECcIA participates in the first SADC-WaterNet virtual symposium, was it of value?

By Catherine Kerapetse The impacts of the Covid_19 pandemic has without reasonable doubt affected the long-standing traditional ways of human interactions – who could have ever thought! Physical interactions were no longer permitted, forcing work to move to electronic and digital platforms, thus deeming remote working the new norm. Although …

Reflections on the BRACEDx multi stakeholder workshop

By: Fiona Ngarachu, Moses Muriuki[1], Claire Bedelian The BRACEDx (Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters) project, held a multi-stakeholder workshop on the 21stof May 2019 at the ICT hall in Wajir County, Kenya. This workshop served as an end of project meeting to present the work that …

BRECcIA defines dry lands in Malawi, Ghana and Kenya with Stakeholders

Institutions in Africa and UK implementing a project called Building Research Capacity for Sustainable Water and Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa (BRECcIA) LEAD SEA and IIED are the impact partners in the consortium and take lead in stakeholder engagement to co-design the BRECcIA project with stakeholders in Africa. The first …

Reflecting on BRECcIA’s Kenya stakeholder workshop:

Developing cross-scale synergies will be critical for addressing climate change and water security in the drylands By Fiona Ngarachu, Christine Magaju* and Matt Kandel On 17 January 2019 BRECcIA held a workshop with stakeholders from the Arid and Semi-Arid Land (ASAL) counties of Kenya in Machakos Town. The stakeholders included representatives …

BRECcIA Project in Ghana Holds Stakeholder Engagement in Tamale

Another milestone has been chalked towards building research capacity for sustainable water and food security in drylands in Africa. The BRECcIA Project has successfully engaged sub-national level stakeholders from the three regions in Northern Ghana which is considered the driest areas of Ghana. The workshop brought together thirty-one stakeholders representing …

BRECcIA Project in Ghana Engages Stakeholders in Accra

  “Tell me and I’ll forget, show me and I may remember, involve me and I will understand” (ancient Chinese proverb)  To ensure the success of every project, stakeholder identification and involvement is essential. It is against this background that the BRECcIA Project has successfully engaged national level stakeholders in …