Date: 01/2015 to 01/2018 Location:
Uganda, Bangladesh, Colombia, Mali, Ghana, Mozambique, Niger, Nicaragua, Viet Nam, Mali
The project goal is to maximize the International Fund for Agricultural Development’s (IFAD) impact on rural poverty in a changing climate.
The main objective of the project is to enable agricultural development policymakers and practitioners to make science-based decisions in the context of climate change, leading to greater positive impacts on target populations.
The specific objectives are to
Deliver innovative scientific knowledge products on climate change that are relevant to development programming.
Contribute scientific results as international public goods to policy dialogue both globally and nationally.
Enable national research institutions and researchers to strengthen their own capacity on climate change research for development.
This project has three components:
Component 1: Research and knowledge products. Scientific knowledge products, on topics and in formats selected by IFAD, are widely accessible:
Climate change research topics selected via participatory consultation within IFAD
Open competitive call for research proposals
Selection of research consortia based on agreed criteria, including national research partners
18-month research program on selected topics, focused on IFAD case studies
Preparation, peer review, and publication of knowledge products co-branded as IFAD, CGIAR (CCAFS), and research partners
Component 2: Policy engagement. Knowledge products and results are actively cited in key policy forums globally and nationally:
Dissemination of knowledge products via IFAD, CCAFS, and research partner communication channels, including social media
Targeting of specific results for inclusion in key policy processes via the annual policy engagement strategies of IFAD, CCAFS, and national research partners
Publication of key results in scientific journals to provide a robust basis for citation in connection with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
Component 3: Capacity enhancement. National research institutions, researchers, and policymakers have raised capacity and profiles on climate change research for development:
Support to national research partners to develop and deliver policy engagement strategies
Facilitation of appropriate South-South cooperation among Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Program (ASAP) countries
Inclusion of PhD students in research projects to strengthen long-term research capacity and research-practice linkages
The project contributes to the following CGIAR research programs: