START International

START is a non-governmental research organization. We provide opportunities for training, research, education and networking that strengthen scientific skills and inspire leadership for advancing solutions to critical sustainability challenges. For the past 25 years, our programs have provided scientists in Africa and Asia with skills, resources and networking opportunities. Because of START's efforts, thousands of program alumni are now creating innovative solutions for a more sustainable world. Our mission is 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.

START works globally, connecting experts and organizations across countries and regions, with a particular focus on Africa and Asia. Find out more about our programs.

 

Inception meeting of the Pan-Asia Risk Reduction (PARR) fellowship program, July 2014

Building Leadership for Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia

The first issue of ProSus Magazine explores ideas and solutions for disaster risk reduction in Asia, highlighting research from the Pan-Asia Risk Reduction (PARR) Fellowship program.

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Enhancing Gambian Women Livestock Farmers' Adaptation Strategies

This study examined climate change adaptation issues confronting women livestock farmers in The Gambia. Specific focus was on the feeding and breeding strategies in smallholder farming systems.

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Using climate information to achieve long-term development objectives

This policy brief describes a ‘co-exploration’ approach to identifying climate change adaptation needs in Accra, Ghana, and Maputo, Mozambique.

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FRACTAL climate and cities project

FRACTAL is a 4-year project with the aim to advance scientific knowledge about Southern Africa's climate, and integrate this knowledge into decisions at the city-regional scale.

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When Poor Resource Governance Becomes Barrier to Rural Community-Based Adaptation

Natural resources and ecological assets in the Nigerian savanna are not pure public goods, but common pool resources, which can result in a 'tragedy of the commons' - a barrier to adaptation.

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FCFA Pilot: Mozambique

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ASSAR

This 5-year research project seeks to better understand barriers and enablers to widespread transformative adaptation to advance adaptive livelihoods for vulnerable groups

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Adaptation Knowledge Platform for Asia

Strengthening linkages between adaptation and the sustainable development agenda whilst enhancing institutional and research capacity.

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