Become an IMAGINE Adaptation Case Study

William Lewis
March 12, 2024
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Is your city interested in learning more about and developing your approach to monitoring, evaluation, reporting, and learning of urban adaptation? If so, apply to collaborate with us and become an IMAGINE Adaptation Case Study! 

➡️Terms of Reference – ENGLISH

➡️Terms of Reference – SPANISH

➡️Terms of Reference – FRENCH

➡️Expression of Interest (Applications Closed) (Sign up to our newsletter for future opportunities)

➡️Information Webinar Recording

On April 30, 2024 we held an Information Webinar to explain the benefits to joining the project, detail scope of our work and timelines, our expectations of an IMAGINE Adaptation Case Study, and answer any questions in a Q&A session. Click on the image below to view.

IMAGINE Adaptation is a project funded by the European Research Council (ERC) that runs from 2023 to 2027. IMAGINE Adaptation addresses the urgent need to evaluate climate change adaptation in urban areas and understand progress across governance levels. It argues that the current focus on policy progress can be a useful first step, but it is not indicative of effective adaptation. The project aims to revisit the concept of adaptation success and go beyond technical framings to consider equity, justice, and maladaptive issues. In doing so, the project will pioneer new ways to evaluate adaptation and contribute to discussions on how local progress can inform global goals.

The findings from the first two years of the project will be used in 12 urban case studies worldwide where local actors and the IMAGINE Adaptation team will engage in the processes of evaluation and learning for ongoing adaptation initiatives.

12 cities will be selected through an application process to participate in the IMAGINE Adaptation project to develop their capacities in the monitoring, evaluation, learning and reporting (MERL) of urban adaptation. 

Selected IMAGINE Adaptation cities will have direct access to: 

  • the latest knowledge on monitoring, evaluation, reporting, and learning processes for adaptation;
  • contact with other cities and local partners with the same interests and concerns;
  • guidance on how to create monitoring, evaluation, reporting, and learning processes over three years;
  • access to an inter-city social learning system between the 12 IMAGINE adaptation cities based on the principles of Communities of Practice (CoP);
  • a total of six months of work hours over three years dedicated to the case study by the IMAGINE adaptation team.  

Who can apply? 

The call is open to local actors working on urban adaptation anywhere in the world. Ideal applicants are local municipalities, public authorities, local practitioners, research, or non-government organisations that have demonstrated commitment to urban adaptation, and have an interest in improving their approach to monitoring, evaluation, reporting, and learning.

The applications will be evaluated according to range of criteria including:

  • Contact with local research partners, 
  • Experience working on urban adaptation initiatives, 
  • Motivation to develop monitoring, evaluation, reporting, and learning processes for urban adaptation at the local level,
  • Practical considerations, such as language and geographical location. 

Call for IMAGINE Adaptation Case Studies Timeline

  • 18 March 2024: Call opens
  • 31 May 2024: Application deadline 
  • June-December 2024: IMAGINE Adaptation city selection and formalisation of work plan  

Expression of Interest

➡️To apply, please complete this form: https://forms.gle/rEwrwtZL9MnbR9jK6

Applications are accepted until 31 May 2024 23:59 CET
For questions regarding the IMAGINE Adaptation project or application process, please contact the team (imagineadapt@bc3research.org) or watch our information webinar above.

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