Nicholas Reay

His earlier work experience include working as a web editor for a The South African newspaper, teaching English and writing for a magazine in Shanghai, China, and creating educational materials for various international organisations. Nicholas attended the University of Cape Town and received a BA in English, Media and Film studies. All of which helped fuel his passion for social media and information sharing.

Nicholas enjoys the challenge of working for an international organisation as well as meeting the many passionate people it attracts. When not working, Nicholas enjoys writing for a movies site, playing squash and cooking. Nicholas Reay worked for INTASAVE before joining ASSAR as  a Communications Officer after spending four years with the African Secretariat of ICLEI.

Building on his experience as Communications Officer for ICLEI he now focuses his skills on developing and building both INTASAVE's communications platforms and ASSAR's. 

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Transformative scenario planning in Namibia

ASSAR's Southern African team describes the outcomes of their first transformative scenario planning (TSP) workshop that was held in Omusati, Namibia in February 2017.

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Life in Hebbal Settlement, Bangalore, India

The ASSAR urban research team at IIHS created a video from drawings at sites in the informal settlement of Hebbal where many interstate migrant waste pickers from West Bengal live.

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Insight: Out of Mind

Tucked away behind one of Bangalore’s most luxurious apartment complexes lies an informal settlement of waste pickers. This short documentary focuses on Remnik, an inhabitant of this settlement.

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Transformative Scenario Planning in Ghana

In this brief we describe the approach undertaken during ASSAR's Transformative Scenario Planning workshops in Wa, Ghana, and provide an overview of the results and future steps.

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Drought and its interactions in East Africa

Research being undertaken by ASSAR's East Africa team is underlining the interconnected nature of environmental and social dynamics in semi-arid regions. Read more about it in this detailed report.

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Experiential learning workshop

In January, a group of ASSAR’s research-into-use (RiU) coordinators and regional stakeholders spent a few days at the University of Cape Town to attend a three-day experiential learning workshop.
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