Deadline: 13 June 2016
The Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CKDN), the International Development Research Centre of Canada (IDRC) and Fundación Futuro Latinoamericano (FFLA) is currently inviting applications for its Research Call on Climate Resilient Cities in Latin America with an aim to focus on climate resilience in urban contexts, and specifically on small and medium cities in Latin America that are experiencing rapid growth. The program expect to fund around six projects of between 12 – 21 months duration.
Latin America’s population is already predominantly urban, and this trend is ongoing; in absolute terms the urban population will increase significantly over the coming decades. The bulk of urban growth in the region is taking place in small and medium cities. As these cities grow, they have an important opportunity to steer their development along a climate-resilient pathway. Thoughtful and innovative planning is critical in order to avoid challenges faced by larger cities such as poor air quality, access to water, sanitation and other services, and new risks created by settlement growth in hazard-prone areas and risk-blind decision making.
- Grant’s total budget of US$1.5 million
- The final number and size of awards will depend, among other factors, on the quality of proposals and amount of funding requested by applicants.
- Applicants should submit solution-oriented, thought-leading proposals which explore how the rapid growth of small and medium cities in Latin America can be harnessed to deliver climate-resilient, transformative urban development.
- High quality applied research initiatives that sit across the boundary between research and advisory services.
- Multi and inter-disciplinary research is encouraged, where such collaborations have the potential to improve the quality of research, knowledge products and policy engagement processes.
How to Apply
- The research call will follow a two stage process:
- Applications must be submitted within the research call’s EOI application form template, and be accompanied by a completed non-disclosure agreement.
- Applicants needs to enter their details to receive the TOR, EOI application form and, non-disclosure agreement via email through given website.
Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guyana, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, México, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, and Uruguay.
For more information, please visit Climate Resilient Cities in Latin America.