Kate Gannon

Kate Gannon is a postdoctoral researcher in the Sustainable Development team at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics and Political Science. She has a background in human geography and science and technology studies and pursues interdisciplinary and problem-focused research that explores the interactions and relationship between climate and society. Currently, Kate’s research is particularly focused on social and institutional dimensions of climate change adaptation at multiple scales, including in sub-Saharan Africa and among private sector actors.

Discussion group with women farmers in Wendu Bosseabe Senegal

Private adaptation in semi-arid lands

This paper argues for a shift in semi-arid policy landscapes, that refocuses on leveraging existing adaptive capacities of private actors to respond to environmental shocks and weather extremes.

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