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Call for Concept Notes: Climate Adaptation and Resilience (CLARE)

Closed
Call for
Expressions of interest
Deadline
Programs
Climate-Resilient Food Systems
Climate Adaptation and Resilience
Duration
Up to 42 months
Topic(s)
Development
Environment
Countries
South Africa
Central African Republic
North Africa
South Asia
Far East Asia
Algeria
Angola
Bangladesh
Benin
Bhutan
Botswana
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cambodia
Cameroon
Chad
Republic of Congo
Côte d'Ivoire
Djibouti
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Egypt
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Gabon
Gambia
Ghana
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
India
Indonesia
Kenya
Laos
Lesotho
Liberia
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Mauritania
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar
Namibia
Nepal
Niger
Nigeria
Pakistan
Papua New Guinea
Philippines
Rwanda
Senegal
Sierra Leone
Somalia
South Sudan
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Tanzania
Thailand
Togo
Tunisia
Uganda
Viet Nam
Zambia
Zimbabwe
Funded by
IDRC and the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)
Budget
Smaller grants of up to CAD $1.5 million Larger grants between CAD $6–8 million
Point of contact
CLAREcalls@idrc.ca
Type
Grant
Status
Closed
Scope

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.   

Eligibility

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.

More details

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