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 global coalition's sessions help build a bridge between research and action to co-create outcomes for adaptation and resilience driven by the needs of the most vulnerable.
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.
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.