Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA)

Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the UK's Department for International Development (DFID)

CARIAA aims to help build the resilience of poor people to climate change by supporting a network of consortia to conduct high-calibre research and policy engagement in hot spots in Africa and Asia.

Open to Applications : 
Application Time Frame : 

No open call for proposals at this time.

Climate Objective : 
Administrator Type : 
National Government Entity
Financial Instruments Offered : 
Not Applicable
Direct Access : 
Not Specified
Fund Size : 

Not applicable.

Financing Award : 
Not Applicable
Trustee : 
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Different research consortia in different regions. Some include: Overseas Development Institute, UK; University of Cape Town, South Africa; University of Southampton, UK; International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, Nepal.

Steps to Access & Application Procedure

The research consortia identifies their priority for research, in each region: in semi-arid regions, in deltas, and in river basins.
No specified information on how to access.

Organizational and Decision Making Structure

CARIAA is jointly funded by UK's DFID and Canada's IDRC. The Consortia takes on a "hot spot" approach and not a sector approach to climate change work. It is driven by organizations in the hot spot. Each of the consortia that CARIAA supports brings together four to five institutions with a range of regional, scientific and socio-economic development expertise to explore the physical, social, economic and political dimensions of vulnerability and adaptation options. CARIAA supports transdisciplinary research, knowledge sharing and collaboration between networks of researchers, practitioners and the private sector across Africa and Asia, across hot spots, and across the global north and south.

Monitoring and Reporting Procedures

Not specified.

Co-financing Requirements (if applicable)

Not applicable.

Other Eligibility Criteria Beyond Geography and Income

CARIAA focuses on three climate change hot spots in Africa and Asia: Semi-arid regions of Africa and South and Central Asia; Deltas of Africa and South Asia; and Glacier and snow-pack dependent river basins in South Asia.

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