Our work is most effective where strategic partnerships are developed that optimize complementary strengths and that are rooted in regional needs and priorities. START’s major partners in capacity building include:
- START’s key strategic partners: the International Global Environmental Change research programs of the ISCU-ISSC family, including the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP), and the International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDP), and Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR);
- Inter-governmental organizations involved in global environmental change issues: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the World Bank, United Nations Institute for Training And Research (UNITAR), Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO);
- International research institutions and non-government organizations, such as the Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN), the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI), the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), and the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED); and,
- Organizations dedicated to building scientific research capacity across disciplines in developing regions, including the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS), the International Foundation for Science (IFS), and the United Nations University (UNU)
To effectively advance its capacity building efforts and ensure a legacy of sustained achievement, START seeks to reaffirm existing strategic partnerships and form new ones that effectively advance knowledge pathways and inform societal decision-making.