The Adaptation Research Alliance (ARA) micro-grants programme offers a potentially powerful model for devolved financing that supports community-led action research for adaptation.
Con el objetivo de fomentar el diálogo y abordar últimas investigaciones, mejores prácticas e innovaciones en el campo de la adaptación al cambio climático, se desarrolló la Conferencia Adaptation Futures 2023.
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.
Research is central to effective adaptation to the emerging impacts of climate change. How we undertake that research determines how relevant and timely new evidence is and – ultimately – how effective our adaptation responses will be.
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.