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: