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NEWS: Advance notice – global research call on climate compatible development

The Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) supports developing countries to deliver climate compatible development. We offer advice and technical assistance, cutting-edge research, strategic knowledge sharing and partnership building.

We are pleased to give you advance notice of a new global research call to open on Monday 1st September 2014: the Climate Compatible Development Impact Research Fund. The closing date for submission of expressions of interest (EoIs) will be Friday, 26th September. Applicants shortlisted on the basis of their EoI submission will be invited to submit full proposals.

The call will cover four thematic areas:

i)              Robust national plans for climate compatible development transitions

ii)             Subnational and urban transitions to climate compatible development

iii)            Climate-related disaster risk management and adaptation

iv)           Climate Compatible Development and the Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus

Details regarding the terms of reference and how to apply will be released on 1st September 2014 as part of the full call documentation. These will be made available on the CDKN website.

We are looking for excellent, ambitious proposals for applied research projects of 12-20 months’ duration. We seek to fund research of the highest scientific standards with clear policy impact. We are therefore committed to: expanding existing knowledge and theoretical understandings, fostering direct integration between researchers and policy makers throughout the research process, including partners based in the global south, and encouraging effective mutual capacity building between all partners.

For this call, we welcome research of different geographic scope (from subnational to global) and are particularly interested in, but not restricted to, research that relates to one or more of our 13 focus countries: Bangladesh, Caribbean region, Colombia, El Salvador, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Nepal, Pakistan, Peru, Rwanda, Uganda.

On Monday 1st September, we will publish and circulate full details of the call, including specific subthemes that CDKN has identified as priority for focus, full eligibility and evaluation criteria for projects, and application processes. Please note we are unable to give out further details of the call at this stage, but will be happy to answer any questions from 1st September 2014. The research call will be announced to CDKN Newsletter recipients, among other channels. If you have not yet signed up to the CDKN Newsletter please do so on the sign up page of the CDKN website, in order to receive the alert.

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