Call For Concept Note 2013 - IDRC and DFID: Climate Change Adaptation in Africa and Asia

Posted by Shofi Fida Wednesday, February 27, 2013 0 comments

Closing Date; April 4,2013.

IDRC invites submissions of joint concept notes for the establishment of research consortia under the Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA). Details about the call, eligibility, and how to apply are included in the CARIAA call document. Consortia selected through the competitive process outlined in section 7 of the call will receive grants of up to CA$15 million to conduct a common research program on climate change adaptation. 

To reach as many vulnerable poor people as possible, CARIAA will focus on the following three hot spots:
Ø Semi-arid regions of Africa and part of South and Central Asia where a large number of people depend on  climate-sensitive livelihoods such as agriculture and pastoralism;
Ø Deltas of South Asia and Africa supporting large populations whose livelihoods (e.g.  agriculture and fishing) and place of residence (e.g. urban floodplains, low-lying rural areas) are particularly vulnerable to climate change; and
Ø Glacier and snowpack dependent river basins significantly affected by climate change, as for example in the highly populated Himalayan floodplains where water quantity and quality is  likely to be significantly affected by climate change.

The CARIAA program will support three research consortia, one for each hot spot.  For the purposes of CARIAA, a consortium is defined as  a grouping of organizations (“members”) participating in the design and delivery of a common research program on climate change adaptation focused on a specific vulnerability hot spot.

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