First BRECcIA Summer School

BRECcIA held its first Summer School in July in two villages in Malawi – Chinsamba and Chankhuntha – both close to Malawi’s capital, Lilongwe. It brought together early career researchers (mainly PhD students and post-docs) from the wide range of disciplines and institutions within BRECcIA to provide experiential interdisciplinary training on …

Summer School

Henry Hunga The preparations towards the first Summer School started way back in January 2019. I had just joined the BRECcIA project team in Malawi and was still grasping the detail. This was like getting back into research after a considerable time in extension and outreach. Ideas kept floating on …

Working together is a way to enhance community resilience

– Lessons learned from BRECcIA Summer School in Malawi Chengxiu Li, University of Southampton When the plane landed in Lilongwe airport at 12:20 on 7th July 2019, I was very excited but also nervous on my summer school journey organised by project BRECcIA from the University of Southampton and the …

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 …