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IESS to host 4th ASSAR Annual Meeting

19 July 2017

The Institute for Environment and Sanitation Studies (IESS) will host partner institutions of CARIAA during the 4th Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR) Annual meeting scheduled for 25-30th July at the Royal Senchi Hotel near Akosombo in the Eastern Region of Ghana. The meeting will be attended by consortium members and researchers from the Indian Institute for Human Settlement (IIHS), the International START Secretariat, USA, the University of East Anglia (UK), OXFAM (UK) and the University of Cape Town, South Africa (ASSAR Lead institution). 

ASSAR is jointly funded by the UKAid and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of Canada. The five-year (2014-2018) project focuses on improving the understanding of barriers, enablers and limits to climate change adaptation in semi-arid regions from now until 2030.

This fourth Annual meeting is Research into-Use (RiU) focused and intended among others to devise effective ways of ensuring research results and findings are shared with key stakeholders for uptake in policy and decision making processes.