They are four of the more than one billion people living in hot spot regions — deltas, semi-arid lands, and glacier and snowpack-dependent river basins in Africa and Asia — that are most vulnerable to climate change.
The Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA) builds resilience in these hot spots by supporting research on climate change adaptation that informs policy and practice. This seven-year partnership, which involves more than 40 institutions, is jointly funded by IDRC and the UK’s Department for International Development.
Now in its final year, CARIAA has developed a critical mass of research and evidence that is being adopted by diverse stakeholders in hot spot regions. Watch the Initiative’s new video to meet four people whose lives have been affected by climate change and to learn how CARIAA’s work is enhancing the uptake of results. The video also features a preview of CARIAA’s key conclusions on emerging issues such as migration and gender and social equity.