The APN invites proposals under two separate programmes, the Collaborative Regional Research Programme (CRRP) and the CAPaBLE Programme, for funding from June 2016, and is able to provide a limited amount of financial support for regional collaborative research and capacity development activities that fall within its areas of interest.
APN Action Agenda
APN fosters the understanding of global environmental change by conducting regional research through collaboration and capacity development. APN’s activities promote research that improves understanding of the physical, biological and human dimensions of change in the Earth system and advances science that informs decision-making regarding adaptation, mitigation and sustainable development in the following specific areas:
- Climate Change and Climate Variability;
- Biodiversity and Ecosystems;
- Changes in the Atmospheric, Terrestrial and Marine Domains;
- Resources Utilisation and Pathways for Sustainable Development; and
- Risk Reduction and Resilience.
The above themes are interrelated and involve the interface of natural, social, behavioural, economic and political sciences. In the 4th Strategic Phase (2015-2020), APN will increasingly emphasise this interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approach in addressing regional issues. APN will also continue to support research on thematic issues, such as climate adaptation, low carbon approaches, and biodiversity and ecosystem services.
Capacity Development Agenda
In addition to supporting capacity development under its research agenda, APN also has a focus Capacity Development Agenda (CAPaBLE). CAPaBLE is enhancing scientific capacity to improve decision-making related to global change and sustainability. This includes capacity development for early-career scientists and capacity enhancement for experience leading scientists in developing countries.
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