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

News

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...

Four consortia to undertake new research on climate hot spots in Africa and Asia

07/03/2014

The Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA) has selected four consortia to undertake research in three climate change hot spots in Africa and Asia: semi-arid regions, deltas, and glacier and snowpack-dependent river...

Events

Highlight: Networking, new partnerships emerge as CARIAA's series of launch events wraps up in London

19/06/2014

Between March and June 2014, the Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA) hosted a series of events to launch research and engagement by four consortia addressing adaptation in climate change hot spots. These...

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...

 
 
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Adaptation in climate change hotspots: Change under way in Africa and Asia

Adaptation in climate change hotspots: Change under way in Africa and Asia

The Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA) aims to build the resilience of poor people to climate change in three climate change “hot spots”: basins, deltas, and semi-arid regions. In each of these areas, large...

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