Target

Targeting
Climate Change
Hot Spots

More than one billion people live in deltas, semi-arid lands, and glacier- and snowpack-dependent river basins in Africa and Asia, hot spot regions that are the most vulnerable to climate change. The Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA) builds resilience in these hot spots by supporting collaborative research on climate change adaptation to inform adaptation policy and practice.

Consortia

CARIAA supports collaborative research by four consortia, each addressing a particular climate change hot spot. Each consortium has selected study areas based on geographic and social similarities in the way they experience climate change despite being spread across different countries and continents. This model provides opportunities for institutions with varying expertise and geographic scope to come together to share knowledge and experience across disciplines, sectors, and geographic areas.

Consortium

Countries

ASSAR

Botswana, India, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Namibia

DECCMA

Ghana, India, Bangladesh

HI-AWARE

India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan

PRISE

Burkina Faso, Senegal, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Tanzania, Pakistan, Tajikistan

Map of Consortia
  • Map of ASSAR
  • Map of DECCMA
  • Map of HI-AWARE
  • Map of PRISE
  • ASSAR

    Adaptation at Scale in Semi-arid Regions

  • DECCMA

    DEltas, vulnerability and Climate Change:
    Migration and Adaptation

  • HI-AWARE

    Himalayan Adaptation, Water, and Resilience
    Research on Glacier and Snowpack Dependent
    River Basins for Improving Livelihoods

  • PRISE

    Pathways to Resilience in
    Semi-arid Economies

Research

CARIAA has three research objectives:

  1. Generate and share new knowledge on vulnerability and adaptation in hot spots,
  2. Build new capacities by strengthening expertise among researchers, policymakers, and practitioners, and
  3. Inform better policy and practice through engagement.

Explore research from CARIAA to see how it contributes to improving the climate resilience of the world’s most vulnerable communities.

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FINDINGS AND LESSONS

The consortium model and the architecture of CARIAA provide opportunities for sharing knowledge and experience, for learning, and for synthesis across consortia, disciplines, sectors, countries, and continents.

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