Thursday, May 15, 2014


CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Climate Change Governance & Institutions Research Contributing Towards Development Outcomes (CCAFS)

The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) Flagship 4 on Policies and institutions for climate-resilient food systems is opening a call on a desk study featuring climate change governance and institutions research contributing towards development outcomes.

We are contextualising institutions and governance broadly, to include any structures, mechanisms, formal or informal rules that govern social interactions and individual behaviour in ‘institutions’; and formal and informal processes and mechanisms contributing to frameworks, rules and actions that produce, maintain and regulate a particular system in ‘governance’.

This call is part of this process of identifying a research agenda for CCAFS on governance, institutions and engagement. We aim to identify well-defined research areas where CCAFS can meaningfully contribute toward a broader global research agenda on governance, while building on its strengths. Through this process, we are also keen to establish new partnerships with key institutions engaged in this research agenda.

Research should focus on but not be restricted to CCAFS target regions. It is expected to innovatively contribute towards these flagship targets:

  • 2025 Target: By 2025, equitable institutional investments in climate smart food systems will have increased by 50% in 25 national jurisdictions (compared with 2014)
  • 2019 Target: By 2019, equitable institutional investments in climate smart food systems by ten major subnational, national, regional and global organisations will be informed using knowledge, tools and approaches derived from CCAFS science.

More information.

Deadline: May 26, 2014

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