START’s Regional Structures

Our work is carried out by a system of regionally based centers in Africa and Asia-Pacific. These institutions promote regional research cooperation as well as outreach to key stakeholder groups. START’s activities within each region are overseen by regional committees composed of scientists and members of national and regional bodies. The International START Secretariat, located in Washington, DC, coordinates START programs and activities.

START’s Regional Structures


START Regional Node for Climate Modeling and Downscaling
Prof. Bruce Hewitson
University of Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA

START Regional Node for Wetlands and Coastal Zone Management
Prof. Chris Gordon
University of Ghana-Legon, GHANA

Pan-African Regional Committee for START (PACOM)
Isabelle Niang, Chair
University Cheikh Anta Diop

Pan-African START Secretariat (PASS)
Pius Yanda, Chair
Mwalimu Julius Nyerere Professorial Chair in Environment and Climate Change
University of Dar es Salaam
Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA
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Southeast Asia

START Southeast Asia Regional Research Center
Anond Snidvongs, Director
Chulawich 1 Building, 5th Floor
Chulalongkorn University
Henri Dunant Road
Bangkok 10330, THAILAND
Tel: +(66 8) 9873 8843
Fax: +(66 2) 251 9416
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Southeast Asia Regional Committee for START (SARCS)
C.H. Liu, Chair
National Central University
Phone: (+886 3) 422 8885
Fax: (+886 3) 422 8884
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Temperate East Asia

START Temperate East Asia Regional Center
Gensuo Jia, Director
Institute of Atmospheric Physics
Chinese Academy of Sciences
40 Huayanli, Beijing 100029, China
Phone: (+86 10) 82995314
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South Asia

START South Asia Regional Research Center
K.S. Krishnan Marg
New Delhi 110 012, INDIA
Tel:+91-11-4560 8378
NPL Fax No.: +91-11-4560 9310

South Asia START Committee
Anand Patwardhan, Chair
Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay
Shailesh J Mehta School of Management
Indian Institute of Technology
Powai, Mumbai 400 076, INDIA
Tel: (+91 22) 25767788
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Oceania START Secretariat
The University of the South Pacific
Private Mail Bag, Laucala Campus
Suva, FIJI
Tel: +679 323 2944
Fax: +676 323 2891
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