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


cheikh_croppedIntroducing Cheikh Mbow, START’s incoming Executive Director!

The Chairman of the Board of Directors of START International, Inc., Dr. Khotso Mokhele, is pleased to announce, on behalf of the Board, the appointment of Dr. Cheikh Mbow (photo left) as new Executive Director of START International Inc. Dr. …



    • Transformative Scenario Planning Workshop
      Starts: June 7, 2016
      Ends: June 9, 2016
      Location: Ghana
    • START @ 12th International Workshop on Greenhouse Gas Measurements from Space (IWGGMS-12)
      Starts: June 7, 2016
      Ends: June 9, 2016
      Location: Kyoto, Japan
    • Transformative Scenario Planning Workshop
      Starts: June 21, 2016
      Ends: June 23, 2016
      Location: Mali
    • START attends Future Earth meetings in Bern
      Starts: June 27, 2016
      Ends: July 2, 2016
    • ASSAR Annual Meeting
      Starts: July 18, 2016
      Ends: July 22, 2016
      Location: Ethiopia
    • GOFC-GOLD SCERIN Capacity Building Workshop
      Starts: July 23, 2016
      Ends: July 27, 2016
      Location: Zvolen, Slovakia