START, founded in 1992, promotes research-driven capacity building to advance knowledge generation and sharing on global environmental change issues. Our work is carried out by regionally based centers in Africa and Asia-Pacific, together with the International START Secretariat based in Washington, DC.
We promote capacity building through activities that include grants and fellowships for research and assessments, curricula development, advanced training institutes, and multi-stakeholder dialogues that promote outreach to decision makers. START’s work advances science and strengthens interactions between science, policy, and practice in the areas of disaster risk reduction, land-use/land-cover change, biodiversity conservation, urban development, human health, water resources management, agriculture and food security and regional climate modeling and climate services.
On an annual basis, START engages over 1,000 scientists, policymakers, and practitioners from developing country in its research, training and communications/outreach programs.
The brochure covers 2010-2011 Programs and Activities in:
Agriculture & Food Security
- START Grants for Global Environmental Change Research in Africa
- Assessments of Urban & Peri-urban Agriculture & Climate Change
Innovations in Education
Climate Change & Cities
- Cities at Risk (CAR): Building Adaptive Capacities for Managing Climate Change Risks in Asia’s Coastal Megacities
- Coastal Cities at Risk (CCaR)