Lorna Young Foundation’s Radio Extension Program for Ghana and Burkina Faso is underway!

Radio is arguably one of the most important, cost-effective sources of information for the majority of rural farmers in Africa. Along with farmer field listening groups and multi-stakeholder groups agri-educational radio programming addresses the training needs of smallholders by establishing a dialogue directly with rural farming populations, delivering live, relevant and real-time updates on issues affecting their crops and livelihoods.

In June 2017, the Lorna Young Foundation conducted radio extension training with CARE and Christian Aid Sahel to launch BRAVE’s radio extension program.  The aim of this radio extension program is to improve the resilience of farming communities to weather shocks, lack of access to good quality water and to support conservation of resources.

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BRAVE Presentation at the 9th Internationale Conference on Climate Change Impacts & Adaptation

Dr Galine Yanon presented a paper at the 9th Internationale Conference on Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation: communicating and collaborating for resilient solutions to climate change, at the Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, UK April 21-22, 2017.  The conference had more than 7o participants from 26 countries.

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Dr Yanon presented the paper, Local governance of groundwater for Agriculture Livelihoods: Managing Climate change Impacts in West Africa. This paper explores how local capacity and user perceptions of vulnerability to water insecurity in the Sahel are shaped.  Research findings are supporting the BRAVE project and its partner communities in future groundwater planning for agriculture and livelihood resilience to climate change impacts.

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BRAVE Researcher to Present Key Approaches and Findings at the Fifth International Conference on Climate Services (ICCS 5)

The Fifth International Conference on Climate Services (ICCS 5) is the premier global event for Climate Services Partnership in Africa.  This year’s conference will take place in Cape Town, from February 28 until March 2, 2017, and focuses on capacity building and forging connections, with a particular focus on activities and persistent challenges in Africa.

2017-02-23-11-03-32The conference is a platform for knowledge sharing and collaboration aimed at promoting resilience and advancing climate service capabilities worldwide.  It aims to bring together policy makers, international actors, scientists, service providers, and product developers.

BRAVE Researcher, Dr Narcisse Gahi, has been selected to present a paper entitled Improving climate services through a new “no regret” cross-sectorial approach for the benefit of the communities and policy makers.

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