REDAA is a programme that catalyses research, innovation and action at local, national and regional levels in Africa and Asia, through a series of grant calls. It is funded by UK Aid 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 work that is interdisciplinary, often locally led and focused on solutions for ecosystem restoration and wildlife protection, helping people and nature to thrive together in times of climate, resource and fiscal insecurity.  

This is an exciting opportunity for organisations or networks to improve how nature is managed and ensure local communities can access and make the most of critical ecosystem services.  

It could be done through improving evidence, using new tools or by strengthening governance systems to support actions that are nature positive, strengthen local livelihoods and which tackle the impacts of climate change.  

Grantees will be offered a range of support. This might be, for example, around research methodologies, project monitoring and evaluation, reporting, communicating findings, learning and networking with other grantees.  

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.