REDAA is a programme that catalyses research, innovation and action at local, national and regional levels in Africa and Asia, by offering grants and technical support. It is funded by UK International Development from the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and managed by IIED.

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Mangrove forest in Tanzania. Photo: UN Environment Programme, via FlickrCC BY-NC 2.0

Reversing Environmental Degradation in Africa and Asia (REDAA) catalyses research, innovation and action to help people and nature thrive together. 

Grants will fund research-to-action initiatives are locally led and helps both people and nature to thrive together. This work could be focused on improving evidence, using new tools or strengthening governance systems to support actions that are nature positive, strengthen local livelihoods and tackle the impacts of climate change.

This is an exciting opportunity to improve how nature is nurtured, accessed, and used to effectively and equitable restore ecosystems and reverse environmental degradation. 

REDAA runs until 2028. Through what it supports and the learning it shares and communicates, the programme will help policymakers, practitioners and people in business to have a better understanding of natural landscapes, prioritise more ambitious sustainable strategies and allocate the right financial and human resources to take action.