West Africa

Burkina Faso and Senegal

East Africa

Kenya and Tanzania


Pakistan and Tajikistan

Latest News from PRISE

EVENT: PRISE at Adaptation Futures 2016

PRISE at Adaptation Futures 2016: discover how the PRISE consortium will be leading the debate on building economic resilience to climate change in semi-arid regions.

PRISE-DECCMA successful in securing funding for cross-consortia PhD

Kashif Salik, PRISE Research Associate, from the Sustainable Development Policy Institute in Islamabad, will join the DECCMA team at the University of Southampton to complete a PhD on climate-induced migration.

Documentary: Climate change and the cotton sector in Pakistan

How can the supply chain in Pakistan’s cotton-growing and manufacturing sectors be made more resilient to climate change impacts? This documentary examines the issues economic decision makers, policy makers, manufacturers and farmers face as they work with PRISE to build economic resilience to climate change.

PRISE announces new research projects

Building on the PRISE project’s demand-led approach, extensive consultations between the research team and key stakeholders in Year 1 of the project have led to the emergence of seven research areas, focused on semi-arid regions, to form the foundation of PRISE’s research focus from Years 2 to 4.

Latest Blogs

COMMENT: UNFCCC COP22: Engaging with Pakistan’s private sector is crucial to build climate resilience

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) COP22 is in the offing and it is high time the Government of Pakistan learned from its past mistakes and involves the private sector in national level preparations for COP22 in order to set realistic goals and targets.

COMMENT: Livestock steps out of the shadows: value chain analysis for resilience in drylands

How can the private sector help to drive inclusive climate-resilient economic development? Find out more about PRISE’s unique, interdisciplinary value chain mapping approach to identifying effective adaptation interventions in African and Asian drylands.

COMMENT: Economic diversification doesn’t equal climate resilience – it just changes the risks

Economic diversification and climate action can, and must, be mutually beneficial if we are to build resilience to climate change.

COMMENT: Cities and country, or cities versus country? Urban-rural water allocations in semi-arid lands – the case of Burkina Faso

Cities, with substantial residential populations, expect to receive priority access to water over communities in rural areas. In semi-arid regions – which face climate variability and increasing pressure on water resources, what are the practical steps that key policy and decision makers should take to ensure an allocation of water resources between urban and rural areas that helps improve lives and livelihoods in both cities and country? This blog examines the issues in the context of Burkina Faso.

This work was carried out under the Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA), with financial support from the UK Government's Department for International Development (DfID) and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada. The views expressed in this work are those of the creators and do not necessarily represent those of DfID and IDRC or its Board of Governors.