Monday, November 22, 2010


CALL FOR CONCEPT NOTES: Adapting to Climate Change in Vulnerable Coastal Communities (IDRC)

The purpose of this call is to support research that can provide options that will strengthen the ability of coastal communities to prepare for and recover quickly from water-related stresses exacerbated by climate change. The funding targets institutions such as universities, research centres and other organisations with a research mandate.

IDRC is seeking ideas for a limited number of research grants of up to CA$500,000.

Projects should not exceed three years in duration. The Call is designed to support researchers from developing country institutions to find adaptive solutions to the water related impacts of climate change on vulnerable communities living in coastal areas. Research should emphasize alternatives that may be implemented at different scales from small communities to national level policy options. An economic analysis of the estimated costs of climate change impacts and adaptation options should be included as part of the research. Due to the differential impacts climate change and adaptation will have on women, youth, and other vulnerable groups, proposals that soundly include gender sensitive research methodologies and interventions are welcome.

More information.

Deadline: December 1, 2010

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