REALIZING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE THROUGH SCIENCE
  • START was founded in 1992 to strengthen capacities for global environmental change science in Africa and Asia that addresses critical sustainability challenges. Our programs and partnerships provide opportunities for training, research, education and networking that strengthen scientific skills and inspire leadership. The main focus of our work concerns climate change and extremes in the context of disaster risk reduction, land-use and land-cover change, natural resources and ecosystems, water and food security, and urban development.START is a core international partner of the United States Global Change Research Program and works closely with universities and research institutes in Africa and Asia, as well as with multilateral agencies, governments and non-governmental organizations.

  • 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.
    OUR IMPACT
    Since its founding in 1992, START has had a lasting impact on global change research communities in Africa and Asia.
    OUR TEAM
    START’s work is carried out by regionally based centers and affiliates in Africa and Asia, together with START’s international program office in Washington, DC.
    PARTNERS & SUPPORTERS
    START partners with universities and research institutes, global change research programs, intergovernmental organizations, regional and international NGOs, multilateral organizations and private foundations.
    STRENGTHENING AND INSPIRING SCIENCE, TOGETHER
    STRATEGIC PLAN 2019-2024