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Agenda
DAY ONE – Monday 6 October | SETTING THE ASSAR CONTAINER
10.30 Arrival, Registration & Tea
11.00 WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS

  • Introductory remarks – Aromar, IIHS
  • Introductory remarks – Mark, UCT
  • Housekeeping – Lucia, UCT
  • Participant introductions – All
11.30 BUILDING A COMMON PURPOSE AND AGENDA FOR ASSAR

  • In this session we will establish and share our intentions for the project, to ensure we’re working in a common direction and towards a shared outcome. Colleen & Judy (Reos)
13.00 Lunch
14.00 WORKSHOP EXPECTATIONS

  • Objectives and expected outcomes of the meeting. – Lucia
  • Participants’ expectations.
14.40 MEETING AGREEMENTS

  • Discussion on the agreements/rules which will apply throughout the week.
15.00 PROJECT STEERING COMMITTEE

Discussion of ASSAR’s working arrangements and governance agreements. – PSC

ASSAR CAPACITIES AND STRENGTHS

Exercise aimed at uncovering the strengths and assets that each ASSAR team member brings to the project. – Tali

16.30 Tea
16.45 REPORT BACK FROM ASSAR CAPACITIES AND STRENGTHS
16.55 ASSAR WORKING ARRANGEMENTS

  • Report back from PSC discussion to plenary
17.45 REFLECTION ON THE DAY – Key learnings & questions
18.00 Transport back to hotel PSC meeting

How are we proceeding, what is working well and what needs to change?

Free for dinner
DAY TWO – Tuesday 7 October | UNDERSTANDING WHERE WE ARE
08.30 Transport to venue
09.00 CHECK IN, ROAD MAP – Lucia/Colleen
09.20 REGIONAL DIAGNOSTIC STUDIES – Emerging results

  • South Asia – 15’
  • Southern Africa – 15’
  • East Africa – 15’
  • West Africa – 15’
  • Climate research – 15’
  • Climate communications research – 15’

Teams present emerging results from the RDS phase, structured against the list of RDS questions and other region-specific themes, as required (10’ presentation, 5’ for Q&A).

10.50 Tea
11.10 REGIONAL DIAGNOSTIC STUDIES – Deliverables & Outputs

Session aimed at defining the deliverables and outputs from the RDS phase, including the structure of the regional and cross-regional synthesis reports.

Relevant documents for this session:

12.30 Lunch
13.30 REGIONAL DIAGNOSTIC STUDIES – Deliverables & Outputs (cont.)

Working groups, plenary.

15.40 Tea
16.00 CROSS-CUTTING THEMES

  • Climate Scenarios & biophysical – Joseph & Amir (40’)
  • Well-being – Jennifer, Amir, Andaleeb (30’)
    • Proposal on how to define, assess & “measure” indices of well-being.
    • Presentation on ASSAR’s approach to economics/well-being.
  • M&E – Blane & Lucia (30’)
    • Presentation of CARIAA’s Monitoring & Learning Framework.
    • Proposal on how to develop tailored climate projection information and understanding that is context-relevant and targeted to specific audiences. (20’)
    • Presentation on a proposal for capacity building. (20’)
17.45 REFLECTION ON THE DAY – Key learnings & questions
18.00 Transport back to hotel PSC meeting

How are we proceeding, what is working well and what needs to change?

19.30 Dinner together
DAY THREE – Wednesday 8 October | PLANNING CROSS-CUTTING WORK
08.30 Transport to venue
09.00 CHECK IN, ROAD MAP – Lucia/Colleen
09.20  TRANSFORMATIVE SCENARIO PLANNING – Judy & Colleen

  • Introduction to TSP. (45’)
  • Potential and value of undertaking the TSP. (40’)
10.45 Tea
11.00 TRANSFORMATIVE SCENARIO PLANNING (cont.)

Focus on the Convening phase of the TSP process.

12.45 Lunch
13.45 CROSS-CUTTING THEMES

  • Gender – Nitya & Margaret
    • Training on gender research approaches.
    • Presentation of ASSAR’s gender work-plan & strategy.
15.15 Tea
15.30 CROSS-CUTTING THEMES (cont.)

  • RIU, Stakeholder engagement & communications (2hrs) – Martin, Tali, Julius & Sophie
  • Knowledge Management Platform (15’) – Blane & Tali
17.45 REFLECTION ON THE DAY – Key learnings & questions
18.00 Transport back to hotel PSC meeting

How are we proceeding, what is working well and what needs to change?

19.30 Dinner
DAY FOUR – Thursday 9 October | LOOKING AHEAD
08.00 Transport to venue
08.30 CHECK IN, ROAD MAP – Lucia/Colleen
09.20 REGIONAL RESEARCH PROGRAMME – RRP questions & phasing of activities

Session aimed at the development of specific research questions for the RRP phase, focused on vulnerability, adaptation, barriers and enablers. The session will also discuss the phasing of the RDS phase with the TSP and research processes.

10.45 Tea & Poster visit to case study sites
11.05 REGIONAL RESEARCH PROGRAMME – RRP questions & phasing of activities (cont.)

  • Working groups
  • Plenary
12.00 STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT EVENT
13.30 Lunch
14.30  STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT EVENT
17.30 Transport back to hotel PSC meeting

How are we proceeding, what is working well and what needs to change?

19.30 Dinner
DAY FIVE – Friday 10 October | CONSOLIDATING OUR STEPS
08.30 Transport to venue
09.00 CHECK IN, ROAD MAP – Lucia/Colleen
09.30 INTERVIEW QUESTION TRAINING – Judy & Colleen

11.00 Tea
11.15 WORKPLAN & LOGFRAME – Lucia

Session aimed at reaching agreement on the work-plan that emerged during the week and on the log-frame and project milestones.

12.15 WORKING DEFINITIONS – Tali

Session aimed at reaching agreement on the definitions of project terminology.

12.45 Lunch
13.45 CARIAA EXPECTATIONS & CROSS-CONSORTIA COLLABORATION – Blane

CARIAA expectations and opportunities for cross-consortia collaboration.

14.15 PURPOSE BUILDING REVISITED – Judy & Colleen

Session aimed at revisiting our initial questions, hopes and ambitions, in order to consolidate and confirm our shared direction and commitment.

15.15 CLOSURE in Plenary

  • Reflections and assessment of the meeting.
  • Discussion on follow-up actions required.
16.00-17.00 PSC meeting

How did we do and how will we proceed?

Any outstanding issues
Participant Info

PMU & West Africa

Mark NewPROF. MARK NEW
Institution: ACDI, University of Cape Town
ASSAR role: Principal Investigator / Southern Africa Regional Team
Lucia ScodanibbioLUCIA SCODANIBBIO
Institution: ACDI, University of Cape Town
ASSAR role: Project Manager
Tali HoffmanTALI HOFFMAN
Institution: ACDI, University of Cape Town
ASSAR role: Communications Officer
Jon PadghamJON PADGHAM
Institution: SysTem for Analysis, Research & Training (START)
ASSAR role: Co-Principal Investigator and Regional Lead
Adelina MensahADELINA MENSAH
Institution: University of Ghana
Elaine Tweneboah LawsonELAINE TWENEBOAH LAWSON
Institution: University of Ghana
EDMOND TOTINEDMOND TOTIN
Institution: International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics
Sibiry TraoréSIBIRY TRAORÉ
Institution: International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics

East Africa

Roger FewPROF. ROGER FEW
Institution: University of East Anglia
ASSAR role: Co-Principal Investigator and Regional Lead
Danny McGaheyDANNY MCGAHEY
Institution: African Wildlife Foundation
Dave LoubserDAVE LOUBSER
Institution: African Wildlife Foundation
ASSAR role: African Wildlife Foundation Lead
Jennifer LeavyDR JENNIFER LEAVY
Institution: University of East Anglia
ASSAR role: Deputy Regional Lead
Julius KamauJULIUS KAMAU
Institution: INTASAVE-CARIBSAVE
ASSAR role: INTASAVE-CARIBSAVE Lead
MOHAMMED ASSEN
Institution:  University of Addis Ababa
ASSAR role: University of Addis Ababa Lead
NITYA RAODR NITYA RAO
Institution: University of East Anglia
POSHENDRA SATYALDR POSHENDRA SATYAL
Institution: University of East Anglia
ASSAR role: Research Assistant

Southern Africa

Dian SpearDIAN SPEAR
Institution: ACDI, University of Cape Town
ASSAR role: Regional Lead
Gina ZiervogelDR GINA ZIERVOGEL
Institution: CSAG, University of Cape Town
ASSAR role: Regional Co-Lead
Joseph DaronDR JOSEPH DARON
Institution: CSAG, University of Cape Town
ASSAR role: Postdoctoral Fellow
Maitseo BolaaneDR MAITSEO BOLAANE
Institution: University of Botswana
ASSAR role: Researcher
Margaret AngulaMARGARET ANGULA
Institution: University of Namibia
ASSAR role: Namibian Focal Point
Modathir ZarougDR MODATHIR ZAROUG
Institution:  CSAG, University of Cape Town
ASSAR role:  Postdoctoral Fellow
Salma HeggaDR SALMA HEGGA
Institution: University of Cape Town
ASSAR role: Postdoctoral Fellow

South Asia

amirDR AMIR BAZAZ
Institution: Indian Institute for Human Settlements
ASSAR role: Research Lead
aromarAROMAR REVI
Institution: Indian Institute for Human Settlements
ASSAR role:  Co-Principal Investigator
Bhavana RaoBHAVANA RAO
Institution: Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR)
ASSAR role:  WOTR Focal Point
garimaGARIMA JAIN
Institution: Indian Institute for Human Settlements
ASSAR role: Research Lead
Jagdish KrishnaswamyDR JAGDISH KRISHNASWAMY
Institution: ATREE
ASSAR role: Climate and Ecosystem Scientist
Marcella SouzaMARCELLA D’SOUZA
Institution: Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR)
ASSAR role: WOTR Lead, TSP and Stakeholder Engagement
Milind BunyanDR MILIND BUNYAN
Institution: ATREE
ASSAR role: CBI Research
nehaDR NEHA SAMI (joining on skype)
Institution: Indian Institute for Human Settlements
ASSAR role: Research Lead
prathignaPRATHIGNA POONACHA
Institution: Indian Institute for Human Settlements
ASSAR role: Senior Research Associate
Ramkumar BendapudiDR RAMKUMAR BENDAPUDI
Institution: Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR)
ASSAR role: Research Lead
Shrinivas BadigarDR SHRINIVAS BADIGER
Institution: ATREE
ASSAR role: Water and Livelihoods
shriyaSHRIYA ANAND
Institution: Indian Institute for Human Settlements
ASSAR role: Research Lead
sumeteeDR SUMETEE PAHWA GAJJAR
Institution: Indian Institute for Human Settlements
ASSAR role: Regional Focal Point, Research Lead
somnathSOMNATH SEN
Institution: Indian Institute for Human Settlements
ASSAR role: Project advisor

Cross-Regions

Blane HarveyDR BLANE HARVEY
Institution: International Development Research Centre
ASSAR role: CARIAA Senior Program Officer
Colleen MagnerCOLLEEN MAGNER
Institution: Reos South Africa
Helen JeansHELEN JEANS
Institution: Oxfam GB
Jesse Demaria-KinneyJESSE DEMARIA-KINNEY
Institution: Oxfam GB
Judy SikuzaJUDY SIKUZA
Institution: Reos South Africa
Martin RokitzkiMARTIN ROKITZKI
Institution: Oxfam GB
ASSAR role: Co-Principal Investigator
Sophie LashfordSOPHIE LASHFORD
Institution: INTASAVE-CARIBSAVE
ASSAR role: Communications