Asociación Civil Apu Kuntur, an NGO based in Argentina, is one of several projects awarded by ARA micro-grants to empower communities to identify adaptation solutions for local impacts resulting from climate change.
The awarded projects show promise for solution to refining climate rationale while contributing to effective climate action at the grassroots level.
ARA Micro-grant Lead Sydney Church is joined by 2023's independent grant application reviewers to discuss the rationale behind the micro-grants, the selection process, and the value of this locally-led approach to adaptation research.
30 awardees from Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America & the Caribbean will receive micro-grants of up to GBP 15,000 to carry out inclusive, locally-led action research for identifying needs and opportunities for building resilience.
The ARA has partnered with the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI), officially signing a Statement of Intent with the body at the International Conference on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure on 4 April 2023.
By building trust, sharing skills, and supporting a platform for co-creation, these projects from Taiwan, the Philippines and Kenya show how experts and communities can work together for a shared future of urban resilience.
Lessons from Myanmar, Lao PDR and Vietnam show how decision makers can be engaged by experts to make risk-informed development decisions in the short, medium, and long-term.
Urban adaptation interventions that are co-developed with decision-makers and communities are more effective, suggests learnings from Global South projects FRACTAL and DARAJA.