The Adaptation Research Alliance (ARA) micro-grants programme offers a potentially powerful model for devolved financing that supports community-led action research for adaptation.
The awarded projects show promise for solution to refining climate rationale while contributing to effective climate action at the grassroots level.
The Adaptation Research Alliance celebrated its one-year anniversary at COP27 with several events underscoring its work to bridge adaptation research and action.
The announcement demonstrates how the ARA is delivering on promises made to catalyse investment and opportunities for adaptation action research during its launch at COP26 in Glasgow.
The Adaptation Research Alliance (ARA) has launched Grassroots Action Research Micro-grants, a series of grants each totalling GBP 15,000 that support locally led adaptation initiatives.
Less than 4% of global climate change research funding is spent in Africa. Of the estimated USD 1.26 billion in funding earmarked for Africa-related research on climate impacts, mitigation and adaptation, less than 15% goes to local research institutions.
A global adaptation micro-grant initiative is supporting a project which aims to transform climate-smart agricultural techniques in Madagascar.