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BRECcIA Ends (2018-2022)

BRECcIA has officially come to an end as of 31/03/2022. Collaborations are ongoing however, with solid lasting partnerships and groundbreaking research still underway. We thank everyone, staff and stakeholders, for the hard work that has lead to this project being a success. Please contact us via our LinkedIn page or …

Research to Policy – Resilience Study in Turkana County, Kenya

By Prof. Stephen Rwigi Small Research Project: Assessing Resilience of Drylands Communities to Shocks Associated with Rainfall Extremes Under Changing Climate and Landuse Conditions:Β  Case of Turkana County, Kenya Introduction Our approach was based on inclusion and involvement of the key stakeholders in the whole research process. The stakeholders included …

Student Experiences of 22nd WaterNet Symposium – October 2021

Blogs compiled by Hope Mpata BRECcIA was able to sponsor places for University of Zimbabwe students at the October 2021 22nd WaterNet/WARFSA/GWPSA Symposium. Read about some of their experiences of the symposium and road trip to and from Vic Falls and their stay at Livingstone Lodge below. The best way …

West Pokot Pastoralist Recent Climate Change adaptation strategies: Livestock Migration

By Dr. Namenya Daniel Naburi  BRECcIA Post Doc and Joseph Lolentum) August 2021 Climate change shocks has exposed pastoralists to loss of livelihood and infringement of children rights. Children are the main source of family labour during drought period such as the one experienced from May – October 2021. Many …

West Pokot Pastoralist Recent Climate Change adaptation strategies: Camel Rearing

By Dr. Namenya Daniel Naburi  BRECcIA Post Doc and Joseph Lolentum) August 2021 Camel rearing has become one of the most preferred adaptive strategies among the pastoralist community in West Pokot, this is after realizing that other livestock such as cattle and sheep are more vulnerable to climate change shocks …

More boreholes, less yield and more saline water

Joy Obando and Moses Muriuki The drylands support sparse settlements and agro-pastoralism which are the key factors that influence water development. In these environments, water is considered limited and intermittent. However, with the need to solve the challenges of water in these dryland environments, there is a tendency towards technical …