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 …

The ethics of co-production and the role of consortia research in resilience-building

By Matt Kandel, University of Southampton On 26 September 2018 BRECcIA Researcher and Resilience Theme member, Matt Kandel, attended the workshop, ‘Ethics of co-production: the role of research in resilience-building’ at Kings College London (KCL). The KCL workshop, which was co-chaired by Emma Visman (KCL Senior Researcher/independent consultant) and Mark …

UK-Africa Food Security Symposium 2018

University of Southampton BRECcIA researchers, Genevieve Agaba and Matt Kandel, were sponsored by Biotek Foundation to attend the UK-Africa Food Security Symposium on 11-12th September 2018 at the University of Cambridge. Panel sessions included discussions around how regional and international research partnerships can be designed to help tackle food insecurity …

Transforming African Agriculture: Eyes In The Sky, Smart Techs On The Ground

UAS Capacity Building Workshop 11-18 July, 2018, Lusaka, Zambia Mathews Tsirizeni, LEAD, Malawi There is a consensus that smallholder farming needs to become more productive, more sustainable and more profitable. Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) – or drone-based systems – services can contribute towards these goals by bringing some of the …

ISNTD interview: Mawuli Dzodzomenyo (Ghana)

Following the inaugural BRECcIA Workshop, Dr. Mawuli Dzodzomenyo of the Ghana School of Public Health attended the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Conference organised by the International Society for Neglected Tropical Diseases in London. The society interviewed Mawuli and fellow Ghanaian Dr. George Wak [view here] about neglected tropical disease challenges …