The Adaptation Research Alliance (ARA) has awarded 30 Global South projects as part of its Grassroots Action Research Micro-grants 2023. The projects will receive funding of up to GBP 15,000 each to carry out inclusive, locally-led action research for identifying needs and opportunities for building resilience.
"What we're trying to achieve with the Grassroots Action Research Micro-grants is to either kickstart or strengthen the necessary relationships between local government, researchers, practitioners, a diverse range of stakeholders, so that they can use both research and action to find sustainable and effective ways to adapt to climate change in whatever way that may be," said ARA Micro-grant Lead Sydney Church.
Church is joined in this video by some of the independent grant application reviewers involved in selecting the 2023 micro-grantees. Sushila Pandit, from ARA member PlanAdapt, Amadou Sidibe from the Rural Polytechnic Institute of Training and Applied Research (IPR/IFRA) and Bertha Chiroro from GenderCC Southern Africa discuss the rationale behind the micro-grants, the selection process, and the value of this locally-led approach to adaptation research.
The awarded projects are based in 22 countries from the Global South, including Argentina, Bangladesh, Haiti, Kenya, the Philippines, Somalia, India, and Uruguay. They address a variety of climate adaptation issues identified as urgent by local communities including health, coastal erosion, drought, urban planning, and food security. Read more about the grantees here.
30 Global South projects awarded
Awardees from Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America & the Caribbean will receive micro-grants to carry locally-led action research for identifying needs and opportunities for building resilience.