Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR)

Deepening understanding of vulnerability and adaptation in climate change ‘hot spots’ across Africa and Asia Learn More

Future Resilience for African Cities and Lands (FRACTAL)

Advancing scientific knowledge of climate risks and decision making in African cities Learn More

Assessments on Urban & Peri-urban Agriculture

Compiling a 9-city assessment on urban and peri-urban agriculture and climate change Learn More

Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation in South Asia

Integrating disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation into resilient development in South Asia Learn More

START Grants for GEC Research in Africa

Facilitating research on climate change, agriculture, and food security with an emphasis on the sustainability of ecosystem services Learn More

Advanced Institutes for Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR)

Fostering research and related capacity building opportunities that improve scientific capabilities in developing countries to understand and manage environmental and natural hazards and disasters Learn More

African Climate Change Fellowship Program (ACCFP)

Offering experiential learning, education, research and training opportunities to build capabilities for advancing and applying knowledge for climate change adaptation in Africa Learn More

Global Observation of Forest Cover and Land Dynamics (GOFC-GOLD)

Improving access to earth observation data in developing countries and increasing scientists’ capacity to utilize and produce the data needed for research and resource management Learn More

Pan-Asia Risk Reduction Fellowship Program (PARR)

Offering unique research, training, and educational opportunities to enhance capabilities for advancing and applying knowledge on critical issues of GEC and risk reduction in the Asia-Pacific Learn More


biennial report coverNew Online Report : START 2014-2015

START’s biennial report from 2014-2015 is available now!  This interactive online report features program statistics and stories from the scientists and practitioners we support around the world.  Stop by and click around to check out what we’ve been up to the past couple …



    • ASSAR team members attending Adaptation Futures Conference 2016
      Starts: May 10, 2016
      Ends: May 13, 2016
      Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands
    • CARIAA Annual Learning Event
      Starts: May 14, 2016
      Ends: May 16, 2016
      Location: Wageningen, Netherlands
    • TSP Workshop
      Starts: June 7, 2016
      Ends: June 9, 2016
      Location: Ghana
    • TSP Workshop
      Starts: June 21, 2016
      Ends: June 23, 2016
      Location: Mali