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Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia
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Some parts of the world are especially vulnerable to extreme effects of climate change, such as sea level rise, changes in precipitation patterns, and glacial melt. These endanger the livelihoods of vast, poor populations. Semi-arid regions, deltas, and glacier and snow-pack dependent river basins are three such climate change “hot spots.”
 
The Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA) aims to build the resilience of vulnerable populations and their livelihoods in these three hot spots by supporting collaborative research to inform adaptation policy and practice. Our focus is in Africa and Asia.

IDRC and the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) are partnering to support this program, which runs until 2019. The experience and lessons learned through their earlier joint climate change effort, the Climate Change Adaptation in Africa program (2006-2012), have provided insight and guidance for CARIAA’s mission. Find out more about IDRC’s and DFID’S other current climate change initiatives:

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Read more about CARIAA and the research we support in our brochure (PDF, 583KB)


News

Egypt joins global consortium on climate adaptation

29/05/2014

The National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences in Egypt has joined the consortium on Deltas, Vulnerability, and Climate Change: Migration as an Adaptation (DECCMA). Egypt will collaborate with the University of Southampton (UK), the...

UN report on climate change adaptation underscores challenges addressed by CARIAA research

02/05/2014

In the Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability report, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a UN-mandated science review body, confirms that many parts of the world are ill-prepared for effects of climate change...

Events

IDRC grantees present research at the International Conference on Deltas in Times of Climate Change

24/09/2014

Grantees of IDRC's Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA) and Climate Change and Water (CCW) program will present their research at the second International Conference on Deltas in Times of Climate Change, September...

Highlight: CARIAA introduces research consortia to regional stakeholders in Nepal

30/04/2014

The Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA) introduced four consortia to regional stakeholders in Kathmandu, Nepal on April 30, 2014. The consortia bring together institutions with complementary strengths in research...

 
 
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Lessons on consortium-based research in climate change and development

Lessons on consortium-based research in climate change and development

Collaborative research efforts are emerging as a way to address complex development challenges such as adapting to climate change. Lessons on consortium-based research in climate change and development is the first in a series of working...

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