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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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News

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...

IDRC 2014 Research Awards

10/06/2013

IDRC is one of the world’s leaders in generating new knowledge to meet global challenges. We offer a number of research awards providing a unique opportunity to enhance research skills and gain a fresh perspective on crucial development issues...

Events

International conference on the future of African deltas

27/05/2014

Members of a research consortium exploring changes in some of the world's most vulnerable deltas will take part in the International Conference on Contemporary Evolution of African Floodplains and Deltas from May 27-30 in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania...

Highlight: New climate change adaptation program reaches out during COP18

02/12/2012

IDRC and the UK Department for International Development (DFID) presented the Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA) at the margins of the 18th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on...

 
 
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