THE CHALLENGE
Addressing the dramatic changes occurring across the world, from climate change to urbanization, from deforestation to natural disasters, requires vigorous collaboration between researchers, the public and private sector and civil society to create and implement solutions.
OUR APPROACH
We provide opportunities for training, research, education and networking that strengthen scientific skills and inspire leadership for advancing solutions to critical sustainability challenges.
OUR SOLUTIONS
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For the past 25 years, our programs have provided scientists in Africa and Asia with skills, resources and networking opportunities. Because of START's efforts, thousands of program alumni are now creating innovative solutions for a more sustainable world.
MILESTONES & RESULTS
START was founded in 1992 to respond to the need for stronger involvement of developing countries in conducting regionally based research to better understand the global climate system. Read about the solutions we have inspired in the past 25 years, and what is next.
PARTNERS & SUPPORTERS
Global and regional collaborations are key to START’s success.
OUR VISION
A world in which developing countries strengthen their capacities to use science to advance sustainability.
OUR MISSION
To increase opportunities for research, education and training that strengthen scientific capacities in developing countries to understand, communicate and motivate action on critical global environmental change challenges.
BIENNIAL REPORT
WHERE WE WORK