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CARIAA Country Engagement (Ghana-CEG) sees to the Research into Use (RiU) activities in order to add value to the ASSAR and DECCMA Country Table
CARIAA Country Engagement (Ghana-CEG) sees to the Research into Use (RiU) activities in order to add value to the ASSAR and DECCMA Country Table


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Read the experiences of one of our recent interns on the ASSAR Ghana project

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IESS hosts partner institutions of the ASSAR Consortium
The Institute for Environment and
Sanitation Studies ( IESS )
will host partner institutions of CARIAA  during the 4 th Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions ( ASSAR ) Annual
meeting scheduled for 25-30th July at the Royal Senchi Hotel  near
Akosombo in ...

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Ghana hosts ASSAR and DECCMA consortium meetings
 The Regional Institute for Population Studies ( RIPS ) and the Institute for Environment and Sanitation Studies ( IESS ) of the University of Ghana will host partner institutions of CARIAA  involved in the  DECCMA and ASSAR projects during this year's  Con...

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ASSAR Brief on Transformative Planning Processes (TSP) on Agriculture and Food Security in the Upper West Region of Ghana     Click the image to download the brief

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ASSAR Call for Student Research Funding

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CALL FOR STUDENT RESEARCH FUNDING (MPhil and PhD) ACADEMIC YEAR 2017/2018 Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR) PROJECT Hosted by the Institute for Environment and Sanitation Studies (IESS) UNIVERSITY OF GHANA The Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid...

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Linking Land Use Land Cover and Ecosystem Services
By: Rahinatu Sidiki Alare and Ophelia Kaba-Ayamba Miss Rahinatu Sidiki Alare, a Technical Officer of the ASSAR Project ,  and Ophelia Kaba-Ayamba, an  Environmental Science PhD Student at the Institute for Environment and Sanitation Studies ( IESS ) of the ...

CALL FOR PAPERS: ESDA Sustainable Development Workshop

Department of Geography and Resource Development, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra, Tuesday-Thursday, 25-27th July 2017.

Given the fact that Africa is richly endowed in natural resources, it is paradoxical that poverty persists on that continent, especially in rural sectors of the Sub-Saharan region where countries rank lowest in the global human poverty index. Low incomes, nutritional deficiency, food insecurity, famine and limited access to safe water among other forms of severe human deprivation reflect the poverty. A major challenge lies in overcoming the low agricultural production capacity, disease, land degradation, extreme weather and climate, social conflicts, and the myriad of other environmental, economic and social factors that condition the poverty, which is most pervasive in the rural areas, ironically forms the bedrock of the national economies in the Sub-Saharan.

A workshop is jointly being organized by UNU-ESDA and the University of Ghana as part of the project called Sustainable Integrated Rural Development in Africa (SIRDA) which is on-going in three other universities, namely, University for Development Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and University of Ibadan, under the sponsorship of the ESDA secretariat. The overall aim of the Workshop is to improve the quality of instruction on sustainable development in African universities through compilation and publication of books on theory, methods and case studies of sustainable development in Africa.

The workshop targets the policy makers, rural development agents (e.g. Extension Officers; Field Workers; Social or Community Workers; District Assembly Officers); scientists of research institutions involved in rural and agricultural development; students and other professionals whose vocation relates to rural development.

The chair and organizing committee of the of workshop is inviting abstract submission on case studies issues under the broad areas of Sustainable Integrated Rural Development. We particularly invite papers on case studies that combine empirical findings with theoretical reflections under the following sub-themes:
1. Climate change and variability and rural agriculture
2. Natural Resources Management: Land and Water
3. Alternative Rural Income Generating Activities
4. Conflict Management, Peace Building, Human Security and rural development
5. Rural development and Migration
6. Agriculture and rural livelihood
7. Gender empowerment and rural development.
8. Financial services for the rural poor
9. The Rural Entrepreneurship in Sustainable integrated rural development
10. Microfinance and Rural agricultural finance
11. Rural-urban migration-impact on rural livelihoods.
12. Climate change and variability, land cover/land use effects on agriculture, biodiversity conservation and rural livelihoods
13. Alternate income generating activities and sustainable rural livelihood
14. Biodiversity conservation and rural livelihoods
15. Rural water resource management.

The above themes are by no means exhaustive; other topics relevant to the theme are welcome. We are especially interested in new research that addresses emerging issues related to the central theme.

Instructions for Submitting an Abstract
You are invited to submit an abstract for the Workshop directly to the following email addresses:;; abstract should not be more than 250 words and should highlight objectives, methodology and findings. Conceptual and theoretical papers will also be accepted. If you wish to be discussant, kindly indicate this in your submission.

Submissions must also contain the Title of the paper, name(s), department(s), institution(s), and email address of the corresponding author.

Poster Presentation: posters are accepted at this Workshop. Dimensions are 90cm (width) by 200cm (height).

Important Dates
Deadlines for receipt of abstracts: May 7, 2017
Notice of acceptance of papers: May 12, 2017
Deadline for submission of draft paper: June 12 2017
Deadline for submission of full paper: July 7, 2017
Workshop dates: July 25-27, 2017

For further details on the Call for Papers and participation and the Workshop in general, interested persons should contact the following emails and telephone, telephone:+233(547041803);, telephone: +233(543140132).

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CALL FOR PAPERS: The United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) and the African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) Conference on Migration and Mobility, in Accra, Ghana on 5-6 October 2017

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