07 June 2017

Mark New visited ASA, IIASA

Mark New, Director of the African Climate and Development Initiative, University of Cape Town, Republic of South Africa visited the Advanced Systems Analysis program on 5-8 June, 2017 and gave a talk on "A social-ecological hot-spot systems approach climate adaptation research: experiences from the CARIAA programme".




CARIAA is the Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia program. Funded by IDRC and the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID), CARIAA’s goal is to develop robust evidence to inform how to increase the resilience of vulnerable populations in climate change hot spots in Africa and Asia. 

CARIAA aims to understand the nature of vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in social-ecological climate change “hot-spots”: social ecological systems that are sensitive to climate change and also home to substantial numbers of the most vulnerable and poor in the world.  CARIAA looks at three different types of hot-spots – deltas, glacier-fed rivers and semi-arid areas – across four regions in Africa and Asia. The intent is to enable a structured comparative analysis, to support cross-learning between research settings, as well as to enable distillation of common and distinct challenges and solutions in different settings.

Print this page

Last edited: 12 June 2017


Matthias Jonas

Senior Research Scholar

Exploratory Modeling Of Human-Natural Systems Research Group

T +43(0) 2236 807 430

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Schlossplatz 1, A-2361 Laxenburg, Austria
Phone: (+43 2236) 807 0 Fax:(+43 2236) 71 313