Red Cross/ Red Crescent Climate Centre

Graduate Student Research Opportunity in Climate Risk Management

29/02/2012

Through a new call of proposals, the Climate Centre, START and UNISDR are seeking to support graduate students whose research projects have synergies with our collective project, entitled "Forecast-based humanitarian decisions: Designing tools and processes to link knowledge with action".

The action research project is a joint undertaking, supported by the Climate and Development Network (CDKN). We aim to improve knowledge about how climate threats and risks should be taken into account to improve humanitarian decisions, i.e. routinely taking humanitarian action before a disaster or health emergency happens, making full use of scientific information on all timescales. The goal of the project is to embed science into humanitarian work by creating tools for smart forecast-based decisions and by managing climate risks and promoting effective responses for development and adaptation. The project will focus on Africa and invites individual or group application from graduate students that are interested in improving the prospects for climate resilience across sectors, time scales, and spatial scales of decision making. Read more about the practicalities of this call for proposals.