Canadians invited to assist vulnerable populations in climate change hot spots in Africa and Asia

Opportunities for CanadiansWhoa, it’s Friday already.  Nice!  For those of you interested in providing hope for vulnerable populations in Africa and Asia, this post is for you.

Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is pleased to announce a call for concept notes as part of the Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA) program. Funded by IDRC and the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID), CARIAA’s goal is to develop robust evidence to inform how to increase the resilience of vulnerable populations in climate change hot spots in Africa and Asia.  Grants of up to CAD 15M will be issued to each selected consortium depending on the work and model of the selected proposals. Support to the consortia will be provided until the end of the program in March 2019, with mechanisms to reward success along the way.  Deadline: April 4, 2013.

Funds will support activities such as:

  • Scientific and policy research and communications
  • Assessment studies
  • Technology and knowledge transfer
  • Peer-reviewed publications in open access journals (including publishing fees)
  • Pilot interventions for testing adaptation options
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Data acquisition
  • Conferences and workshops
  • Community and policy dialogues
  • Scholarships
  • Exchange programs or internships
  • Dissemination and outreach
  • Trainings and preparation of training or course material.

Lots of possibilities here!!  Please share and re-tweet within interested networks and don’t forget to LIKE us on FaceBook and follow us on Twitter @fundsblogger 🙂