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Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN)

5 Sep 2011 - 10:45

Second international research call on climate compatible development

Note: If you are considering to submit a proposal under the call below, please inform Prof Mark New (Director, African Climate and Development Initiative) accordingly – Mark.New@uct.ac.za. ACDI would be able to make sure there are not any duplicate or overlapping bids from UCT, help identify partners across the university and beyond.
The Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) supports developing countries to respond to the challenges posed by climate change and to deliver climate-compatible development. We offer advice and technical assistancecutting-edge research, strategicknowledge sharingand partnership building. Within the research stream, we make periodic global research calls on specific topics.

CDKN announces its second global research call with a closing date of 24th October 2011
CDKN is delighted to announce its second global research call, valued at about £4 million, on the themes of climate compatible development and disaster risk management and resilience. We invite proposals on the following subthemes:

THEME 1: Climate Compatible Development, including three subthemes:

1. Designing and delivering climate compatible development

2. Decision paths, tools and processes for climate compatible development

3. Low Carbon Policies on Development and Growth

THEME 2: Disaster Risk Management and Resilience, including four subthemes:

1. Design of disaster risk management systems

2. Disaster Responses that build resilience

3. Risk financing leading to risk reduction

4. Costs and benefits of risk management strategies

In this call, sub-theme research areas are specified, and researchers are invited to submit research questions of their choice under the subtheme. Applications are invited for projects with a value between £400,000 and £500,000, with exceptional projects able to apply for funding of up to £1 million. We will fund around 8 projects of 18-24 months’ duration, depending on quality of applications and size of funding requested.

CDKN funds research of the highest scientific standards with clear policy impact pathways. We are looking for strong theoretical foundations to proposed research that will make a significant contribution to the academic and practitioner communities. We encourage partnerships and capacity building efforts between researchers, policy makers and wider CDKN partners throughout the process.

For full details, including research questions, eligibility criteria and application processes, please see the research call documentation on the CDKN website here.