Birgit Ottermann

ASSAR communications officer

Birgit Ottermann works as communications officer for Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR), a five-year research project that uses insights from multi-scale, interdisciplinary work in Africa and India to inform and transform climate adaptation policy and practice in ways that promote the long-term wellbeing of the most vulnerable and those with the least agency. 

Child fetching water from canal in rural Namibia (Photo by Irene Kunamwene, ASSAR)

Lessons from decentralised water governance in Namibia

ASSAR's research from Namibia illustrates the pitfalls of pursuing decentralisation and participatory governance without investing adequately in strengthening the capacity of local actors.

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Birgit is a member of the following Themes, Networks or Projects

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ASSAR

This 5-year research project seeks to better understand barriers and enablers to widespread transformative adaptation to advance adaptive livelihoods for vulnerable groups
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