Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA), isa seven-year research program launched in 2012 and jointly funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) and Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC).

CARIAA supports collaborative, interdisciplinary research in three climate change hot spots in Africa and Asia: deltas, river basins affected by glacial and snowpack melt, and semi-arid regions. Visit our website for more about our approach.

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Funding Opportunity for Collaborative Research: Call for Concept Notes

They are now inviting submissions for research consortia interested in joining the CARIAA initiative.  A call for concept notes on collaborative adaptation research in the three hot spots is now open until April 4, 2013. The selected consortia would be expected to lead innovative programs of research into the impacts of climate change on vulnerable populations in the hot spots from 2013 to 2019.

Coverage of CARIAA at COP18 in Doha 

The CARIAA Team held a day-long Consultation and Discussion Series in Doha on the margins of the 18th Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP18). The meeting featured three expert panels who engaged the audience in discussions about the context for the CARIAA program, ongoing background studies on the three hot spots, and lessons for CARIAA to consider on effective ways to inform policy and practice.

Presentations and full proceedings from the event are now available online.

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