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The Seed Grant Program associated with IAI Training Institutes and Professional Seminars was launched as an assessment activity of IAI Training activities and was designed to encourage network building, to promote the application of the training provided to pressing real-world issues that have a significant global change dimension, to foster multinational and multidisciplinary collaboration, to develop proposal writing skills, to develop and strengthen management capacity for international grants, and to increase the participation of small countries in IAI research programs.

Eco-regional assessment of the effects of climate variability on dengue transmission (TISG-J2)

Project information Principal investigator: Guillermo L. Rúa-Uribe, Colombia – Palmira Ventosilla L., Perú Co-PIs: Marilyn Aparicio Effen (Bolivia), Norma Ordinola (Peru) Asesores: José Azoh (Mexico), Mario Lamfri (Argentina) Participating countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Mexico, Peru

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Local validation of forecast models for vector-borne diseases and climate related diseases (TISG-J3)

Project information Principal investigator: Jairo Alberto García Giraldo, Colombia – Marilyn Aparicio Effen, Bolivia Participating countries: Bolivia, Colombia

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Useful adaptation practices to hydrometeorological events associated to climate change and variability in Latin America and the Caribbean (TISG-P1)

Principal Investigator: Claudio Szlafsztein – Universidade Federal do Para, Brazil Participating countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Panama Seed grant: US$ 14,300

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Strengthening teamwork to confront socio-ecological challenges: Generating new knowledge effective action in the Americas

Principal Investigator: Lily House-Peters – University of Arizona, USA Participating countries: Canada, Chile, Mexico, Uruguay, USA Seed grant: US$19,974

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Decision Support System for risk reduction in agriculture, Phase I: ENSO effects on soybean yields in eastern Paraguay (TISG-P2)

Principal Investigator: Norman Breuer – University of Miami, Paraguay Participating countries: Bolivia, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Paraguay, Peru Seed grant: US$ 14,400

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Improving preparedness to extreme natural hazards events in Lake Atitlán region: a bottom-up approach

Principal Investigator: Elia Machado – Lehman College, City University of New York (CUNY), USA Participating countries: Guatemala, USA Seed grant: US$20,000

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Assessing present and future vulnerability of farm systems under climate change and variability: the case of Uruguay (TISG-P3)

Principal Investigator: Gabriela Cruz, – Facultad de Agronomía, Uruguay Participating countries: Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay Seed grant: US$ 14,400

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Assessing the vulnerability of cocoa, banana and potato crops to climate change and variability in the Andes of the Americas (TISG-P4)

Principal Investigators: Jacinto Arroyo – Instituto Geofísico del Perú and Maria Isabel Rojas Polanco – Universidad de los Andes, Venezuela Participating countries: Peru, Venezuela Seed grant: US$ 9,750

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Socio-ecological modeling for monitoring Aedes aegypti: an application to the Metropolitan area of Panama

Principal Investigator: José Seguinot Barbosa – University of Puerto Rico Participating countries: Brazil, Panama, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, USA Seed grant: US$20,000

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Community resilience assessment to flood and drought events in the Coyolate basin (Guatemala)

Principal Investigator: Pablo Yax – Instituto Privado de Investigación sobre Cambio Climático, Guatemala Participating countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Guatemala Seed grant: US$19,770

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Learning on institutional capacities of response to extreme rainfall events in small coastal tourism and artisanal fishing-based economies: Case studies in Brazil, Mexico, and Dominican Republic

Principal Investigator: Arturo Ruiz-Luna – Centro de Investigación en Alimentación y Desarrollo, A.C. CIAD-Mazatlán, Mexico Participating countries: Brazil, Dominican Republic, Mexico Seed grant: US$20,000

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Lessons learned on reducing the negative effects of extreme hydrometeorological events on agricultural systems

Principal Investigator: José Luis Santos – Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL), Ecuador Participating countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador Seed grant: US$20,000

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Developing an operational research framework to assess local flood response capacities: A case study of a rural coastal community in Ecuador

Principal Investigator: Anna M. Stewart Ibarra – SUNY Upstate Medical University, USA Participating countries: Bolivia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, USA IAI-NSF Seed grant: USD 24,170

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Is my city ready for climate change? Science-policy framework to foster climate change adaptation in LAC cities

Principal Investigator: Fernando Aragón-Durand – Independent consultant, Mexico Participating countries: Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Mexico Seed grant: US$20,000

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Strengthening technical and scientific capacities of Ecuador, Panama and Peru for developing climate and health applications

Principal Investigator: Anselmo Joaquin Mc Donald Posso – Instituto Conmemorativo Gorgas de Estudios de la Salud, Panama Participating countries: Ecuador, Panama, Peru Seed grant: US$20,000

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Climate variability and likely impacts on health in Latin American cities: Buenos Aires, Santiago, Montevideo, Salto and Manaus

Principal Investigator: Graciana Barboza – Ministerio de Salud Pública, Uruguay Participating countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay Seed grant: US$ 27,300

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Behavior of transmissible diseases under climate variability in cities located on the border between Brazil and Uruguay

Principal Investigator: Reinaldo Omar Kneib – Instituto Tecnológico SIMEPAR, Centro Politécnico da UFPR, Brazil Participating countries: Brazil, Uruguay Seed grant: US$ 10,940

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Analysis of extreme weather events and heir impact on public health in Latin America: Atmospheric pollutants and their impact on acute respiratory diseases in the metropolitan area of Guadalajara; and heat waves and their incidence on cardiovascular diseases in Buenos Aires (TISG-J1)

Project information Principal investigator: Hermes Ulises Ramírez Sánchez, Mexico – Rubén Bejaran, Argentina Co-PIs: Antonio Wallo Vázquez (Cuba), Ana Cristina Pompa Toledano (Cuba), Gladys Villarreal Madrid (Panama), Francisco de Assis Diniz (Brazil), Marylin Silvia Aparicio Efen (Bolivia). Participating countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Cuba, Mexico, Panama

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