The dryland and semi-arid regions of Africa and Asia already experience harsh climates and these conditions are expected to intensify over the course of the coming decades.
Hundreds of millions of people live in these areas, and these changing climates could amplify their vulnerability and compromise their livelihoods and well-being.
This resource guide highlights some of the research and learning for these climate change hotspots, with annotations from ASSAR academics to help guide you to the most relevant and useful information for your work.
ASSAR is a 5 year research project, which examines the dynamics and drivers of climate vulnerability across the Africa and Asia drylands, while exploring ways to promote the resilience of people, local organisations and governments. ASSAR’s work is centred on governance, ecosystem services, and social differentiation, aiming to promote policies and practices that are effective, widespread and sustained.
ASSAR is one of the 4 CARIAA consortia, funded by IDRC and DFID. The views expressed in this work are those of the creators and do not necessarily represent those of DFID and IDRC or its Board of Governors.