Think tank

START International, Inc.

Washington D.C., United States

START was founded in 1992 to address the disparity in climate change research coming from Africa and Asia (the global south vs. North America and Europe (the global north). Many of the predicted effects of climate change will disproportionately affect developing countries as sea level rise threatens growing cities, and rain fed agriculture suffers from changing precipitation patterns. Scientists and policy-makers in these countries need tools and information to adapt to climate change. START's mission is to build the capacity of scientists and policy-makers in developing countries to respond to the threats and opportunities of climate change. In our first decade, START focused on finding promising scientists and building their skills via research grants, training programs, and PhD student fellowships. In the past decade, START has moved towards a more holistic approach of bringing different groups of people together to solve common problems. START integrates social and natural scientists' work on climate change, as well as brings together scientists, practitioners, community members, and decision makers to solve regional problems. START achieves our mission by offering training events, interdisciplinary research grants, science-policy dialogues and other events and on-going programs.

Contact details

Website:
www.start.org

Address:
START International c/o WeWork 1440 G St NW Washington, DC 20005 USA

Country:
United States

Sub-region:
Northern America

Areas of focus

Geographics of focus
Africa, South Asia
Operating languages
English

Organisation details

Business model
Non-profit
Institutional affiliations
Independent
Year founded
1992
Age (years)
START International, Inc.
 29
United States average
 39
Global average
 31
Leadership
Leader(s) (2019): Barbara Ryan
Leader gender: Female
Leader(s) (2017): Cheikh Mbow
Leader gender: Male
Staff size
2019
START International, Inc.
 11
United States average
 71
Global average
 120
2017
START International, Inc.
 11
% Female staff
2019
START International, Inc.
55% 
United States average
46% 
Global average
42% 

Organisational performance

Publications
2015
START International, Inc.
 2
United States average
 145
Global average
 156

Social

Likes (2019)
START International, Inc.
 3,537
United States average
 72,519
Global average
 24,405
Likes (2017)
START International, Inc.
 2,333
Twitter
Followers (2019)
START International, Inc.
 629
United States average
 35,047
Global average
 15,113
Followers (2018)
START International, Inc.
 522
Followers (2017)
START International, Inc.
 176
Subscribers (2019)
START International, Inc.
United States average
Global average
Subscribers (2017)
START International, Inc.
Followers (2019)
START International, Inc.
 549
United States average
 8,378
Global average
 6,912

Data notes

Last updated: 01/04/2020
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): OTT reviewed
Data sources consulted: Organisation´s website, Think tank list
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