IDRC and the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) are funding a new program on climate change adaptation. The Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA) began in 2012 and will run until 2019.
The CARIAA will support collaborative, interdisciplinary research in three climate change hot spots: large coastal deltas, river basins affected by glacial melt, and semi-arid regions. These three hot spots are especially vulnerable to climate change due to biophysical impacts and the presence of large, poor populations. The program aims to build the resilience of vulnerable populations and their livelihoods.
IDRC and DFID have experience partnering to support research on climate change adaptation, gained during the Climate Change Adaptation in Africa program (2006-2012). Visit the CARIAA’s website for more information.