Call for Concept Notes: Climate Adaptation and Resilience (CLARE)
IDRC and the United Kingdom’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office are pleased to announce a call for concept notes under the Climate Adaptation and Resilience (CLARE) initiative.
The newly released Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Sixth Assessment Report on Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability underscores how climate change is increasingly and disproportionately affecting the world’s most vulnerable. It emphasizes the urgent need for adaptation and the critical need for solutions that cut across sectors and systems and address social inequities to enable a more climate-resilient future for everyone.
CLARE aims to respond to this challenge. It is an ambitious initiative supporting research to enable socially inclusive and sustainable action to build resilience to climate change and natural hazards across Africa and Asia-Pacific. Given the scale and urgency required, in addition to generating research, CLARE will place significant emphasis on putting knowledge and evidence into use. CLARE will deliver strengthened agency in the Global South to do and use research for adaptation action, as well as actionable adaptation solutions to support the most vulnerable.
This call for concept notes seeks to identify transdisciplinary teams motivated to conduct action-oriented research related to one or more of CLARE’s three research themes:
Understanding climate risk: Research to improve our understanding of the risks associated with climate and natural hazards, by addressing gaps in the underpinning science.
Risk-informed early action: Research to improve risk-informed anticipatory action to reduce humanitarian and extreme impacts of weather, climate variability and the compounding and cascading interaction of natural hazards.
Developing in a changing climate: Research to inform development in a changing climate; action that builds resilience in the present climate and adapts to future climate.
This funding opportunity is open to transdisciplinary research teams working in eligible countries in Africa and Asia-Pacific. Please consult the detailed call document for more specific eligibility requirements.
View the recording of the informational webinar on the CLARE call for concept notes.
For more information, please read the detailed call document for concept notes, and the related frequently asked questions.
Read more about the CLARE initiative
Smaller grants: https://idrc-crdi.smapply.io/prog/clare_smaller_grants
Larger grants: https://idrc-crdi.smapply.io/prog/clare_larger_grants