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 …

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 …

Reflecting on our first Malawi stakeholder workshop

By Matt Kandel and Claire Bedelian On 30 October 2018 BRECcIA held the first of its three country-level stakeholder workshops in Salima, Malawi. LEAD, along with Chancellor College, University of Malawi, organised and facilitated the workshop. Early Career Researchers for BRECcIA who travelled to Malawi to attend the workshop came …

United Nations Development Programme/UK Research and Innovations/GCRF Workshop

‘Conflict, Climate Change, and Disruptions in Food and Water Systems’ By Laura Lewis, Sosten Chiotha, John Obiri and Mawuli Dzodzomenyo On October 22-23, BRECcIA co-investigators Prof Sosten Chiotha (LEAD, Southern and Eastern Africa), Dr Mawuli Dzodzomenyo (University of Ghana), Prof Laura Lewis (University of Southampton) and Prof John Obiri (Masinde …

Unlocking the Potential of Kenyan ASALs for Accelerated National Development

By Chris Shisanya, Kenyatta University The ASALs make up to 89% of the Kenya with approximately 38% Kenya’s Population. This region is home to more than 90% of the wildlife game that supports the tourism industry and contributes 12% of Kenya’s GDP. It hosts 70% of the national livestock herd …