Making science work for development

Cross collaborative research supporting climate change adaptation

Ethiopia by Lucia Scodanibbio

The Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR) project aims to produce future-focused and relevant local knowledge to support climate change adaptation in semi-arid regions and improve the livelihoods of local people. The ASSAR consortium is a partnership between five lead institutions and 12 partner organisations The project sits within the Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA) programme that is funded by the Department for International Development (DFID) and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) from 2012 – 2018. 

The case study covers the following:

  • The Problem
  • The Project
  • Balancing needs of funders and consortia?
  • Overcoming language barriers
  • Broadening horizons - collaborations across consortia
  • Academic and non-academic partnerships
  • Impact
  • Interdisciplinary and inter-institutional working

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Department for International Development
IDRC