IDRC & FCDO – Climate Adaptation and Resilience (CLARE) initiative 

Type of project:  CLARE supports research to enable socially inclusive and sustainable action to build resilience to climate change and natural hazards. The call for concept notes is aimed at identifying a short list of transdisciplinary teams motivated to conduct action-oriented research related to one (or more) of three research themes: 1) Understanding climate risk: research to improve our understanding of the risks associated with climate and natural hazards, by addressing gaps in the underpinning science. 2) 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. 3) 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.

Location: Eligible climate-vulnerable countries in Africa and Asia-Pacific

Eligibility: Universities, research institutions, non-governmental organizations, civil society groups, the private sector and knowledge-brokering organizations may apply.

Grant size:  Smaller projects – grants of up to CAD1.5 million for up to 42 months.  Larger projects – grants of between CAD 6 – 8 million for up to 42 months.

Closing date:  to be announced in April 2022