Building participatory research skills in northern Ghana: A field school approach

By Genevieve Agaba and Matt Kandel BRECcIA researchers from the University of Southampton and the University of Ghana recently held a participatory research skills training workshop for the benefit of early career researchers and development/agricultural extension staff in the Upper East Region of northern Ghana.  The workshop took place over a four-day …

Call for Abstracts: BRECcIA Special Session @ WaterNet 20th Symposium

Addressing food and water security challenges in sub-Saharan Africa using collaborative and interdisciplinary research WaterNET 20th Symposium, Johannesburg, South Africa, 30th October – 1st November 2019 Integrated Water Resources Development and Management: Leaving No One Behind for Water Security in Eastern and Southern Africa. Agriculture, food, and water are key sectors for economic …

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 Training Workshop Enhances Collaborative Research among Early Career Researchers across the Globe

By: Eunice Shame-LEADSEA BRECcIA organised a two weeks training workshop which mobilised 23 Early Career Researchers (ECRs) of different disciplines across the globe. The workshop which took place from 3rdto 15thMarch was patronised by BRECcIA multidisciplinary ECRs team with overlapping interests in water and food security from US, UK, Kenya, …

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 …

Developing resilient livelihoods in the drylands of Africa

Matt Kandel’s ‘Developing resilient livelihoods in the drylands of Africa’ was published this week as part of the Wilson Center’s Africa: Year in Review 2018, an annual collection of short articles that reviews major trends and developments in Africa.   Kandel argues that more focus is needed on building the resilience …

Resilience workshop outcomes

Thirteen BRECcIA team members participated in the first thematic workshop organised by the Resilience Research Team in Tamale, Ghana from 28-29th November 2018. The BRECcIA team had representatives from University of Ghana, University of Southampton, Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, and WaterNet. Dr Godfred Jasaw from the University …

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 …