START participates in CARIAA launch and ASSAR inception meeting

In March, START Deputy Director Jon Padgham attended the launch of the Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA), jointly funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) and Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC). The 5-year …

Board of Directors President Gordon McBean discusses Coastal Cities at Risk Program

START Board of Directors President Gordon McBean discusses the START-initiative Coastal Cities at Risk (CCaR) program in a recent article in the publication International Innovations by Research Media. McBean explains how CCaR seeks to understand disaster dynamics in coastal cities …

Local Climate Solutions for Africa 2013 Congress Highlights Report now available

With over 440 delegates, the Congress provided the platform for various development actors, stakeholders and local governments to interact and participate in a rich exchange of ideas on cross-cutting issues related to urban climate resilience in Africa. The Report includes …

ACCRA Workshop: Knowledge and capacity development in governance issues critical for addressing GEC impacts in Africa

A two-day workshop on governance dimensions of climate change in Africa was successfully concluded on the 24th of September in Accra, Ghana. The workshop was organized by the International START Secretariat in collaboration with the

ACCFP Fellow’s Article among the Most Downloaded in 2013

Following publication of an open access special issue of Environmental Development, Climate Change Risk Management in Africa, that featured articles authored by participants in the African Climate Change Fellowship Program (ACCFP), a recent Top 5 list of the most downloaded …

Upcoming Event: Climate Change & Good Governance Workshop – Africa

In furtherance of its long-standing commitment to developing the scientific expertise and knowledge needed to explore the drivers of and solutions to global and regional environmental change, the International START Secretariat is organizing a Climate Change & Good Governance Workshop …

Ground breaking for the START-affiliated Institute for Environmental and Sanitation Studies at the University of Ghana-Legon

A ground-breaking ceremony for the new Institute of Environment and Sanitation Studies at the University of Ghana has recently taken place! To read about some early accomplishments of the IESS, check it out here

Hot off the press!: ACCFP Special Journal Issue

Check it out! A special issue of Environmental Development, Climate Change Risk Management in Africa, has just been published – OPEN ACCESS, filled with articles authored by participants in the African Climate Change Fellowship Program. This issue is entirely dedicated …

PHOTO STORY: Uniting disaster risk reduction & climate change adaptation efforts

START’s program, Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation in South Asia, has been featured on the CDKN website, including photos from each of the projects. “Five CDKN-funded projects under way across South Asia aim to integrate disaster risk reduction …

How is REDD+ Doing in Africa?

“In Africa, REDD+ goals frequently suffer at the hands of other development aims, with the agriculture, mining, energy and forestry sectors all driving deforestation. In Ghana, for example, the promise of greater foreign income from high-yield sun cocoa and the …