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Building a more climate-resilient future through CLARE

Seventeen research projects that will build resilience and reduce vulnerability to risks from climate change in the Global South have now been launched under the Climate Adaptation and Resilience (CLARE) partnership between the United Kingdom (UK) and IDRC.
Women farming near the water
Panos pictures / Justin Jin

The portfolio of research projects aims to enable socially inclusive and sustainable action to build resilience to climate change and natural hazards in Africa and the Asia-Pacific region. Action-oriented research projects will help the most vulnerable to better understand climate risks, take risk-informed early action as climate hazards increase, and pursue development efforts in a changing climate.  

CLARE is a CAD180-million initiative funded by the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office and IDRC. The UK is providing 85% of the CLARE funding for research, services and partnerships. IDRC provides 15% match-funding towards CLARE research and is its main delivery partner. Both organizations work closely to set the strategic and technical directions of the initiative. 

Researchers in the Global South, which is most vulnerable to climate change, are leading or co-leading the research. They will collectively address a wide range of climate-change issues in the fields of agriculture, health, urban adaptation, water security and more.  

All CLARE projects will consider gender-equality and inclusion principles. The research is driven by those in need, co-produced with local experts, and pursuing equitable outcomes. It will build local capacity to apply the research to improve the lives of those most affected by climate change. 

To learn more about the research projects, where they are, who is involved and more, visit the CLARE website. Project updates will appear regularly. Don’t miss a beat by subscribing to the CLARE newsletter from that website.