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Research institutions, individual researchers, knowledge producers, and Nairobi work programme Partners from the Hindukush Himalaya Region, are invited to submit expressions of interest in participating in the Lima Adaptation Knowledge Initiative Knowledge to Action Lab taking place November 20-21, 2018 in New Delhi, India.
The Knowledge to Action Lab aims to define a strategy and develop tools to close knowledge gaps in the Hindukush Himalaya (HKH) sub-region and downstream countries in South and Southeast Asia.
The Lab will focus specifically on the challenges and opportunities to link climate adaptation research to implementation knowledge and data. Adaptation efforts financed by investment banks, the private sector, and global climate funds are consistently in need of data, information, and knowledge to encourage adequate adaptation.
The selected participants will attend the Knowledge to Action Lab where they will have the opportunity to meet with potential knowledge users, experts, international, regional, national and local policy actors and funding agencies and discuss the possibility of joint work. Selected researchers will be matched with policy, practice and financial actors, identified by the organizers according to their specific expertise, so they can present and receive concrete feedback on how to maximize the impact of their research. The final outcome of the Lab will be presented at COP24 (December 2018) and/or at the Bonn Climate Change Conference (June 2019).
From the 16 priority knowledge gaps identified in the HKH sub-region, this first Knowledge to Action Lab will focus on:
- Ongoing research or projects developed in the HKH region that create adequate information and knowledge on adaptation options and the technologies suitable to addressing context-specific climate extremes, impacts and risks for agriculture, and the net effect of climate change at the local level. Knowledge that pays attention to analysing the upstream and downstream impacts of climate change, adaptation measures and projects will be prioritized in the selection.
- Ongoing research or projects developed in the HKH region that raise awareness and increase sensitization among public and media about climate change health impacts and adaptation/response measures. Projects which are making existing knowledge available will be prioritized.
- Ongoing research or projects developed in the HKH region that supports the better understanding of potential health co-benefits of climate change adaptation and mitigation measures in various sectors.
- Ongoing research or projects developed in the HKH region that supports the repackaging of baseline data on the effects of climate change on biodiversity and forests for different target groups.
- Ongoing research or projects developed in the HKH region that gathers information on local indigenous knowledge on forest management.
- Ongoing research or projects developed in the HKH region that better communicates the impacts of climate change on water systems/availability aiming to determine climate change impacts and inform decision making in designing water resource plans and implementation. Knowledge that pays attention to analysing the upstream and downstream impacts of climate change, adaptation measures and projects will be prioritized in the selection.
The event is a collaboration between the Global Development Network (GDN), the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), OXFAM, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) India, the UNFCCC, and UN Environment.
Application deadline: October 12, 2018
For more about this call, including how to apply, visit the GDN website or download the full call.
For more information about the event, download the Knowledge to Action Lab concept note.
For questions about this call or the event, please contact the organizers directly.