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.
 30
United States average
 39
Global average
 31
Founded by
Founders: N/A
Leadership
Leader(s) (2021): Jon Padgham
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2019): Barbara Ryan
Leader gender: Female
Leader(s) (2017): Cheikh Mbow
Leader gender: Male
Staff size
2021
START International, Inc.
 11
United States average
 38
Global average
 86
2019
START International, Inc.
 11
2017
START International, Inc.
 11
% Female staff
2021
START International, Inc.
 55%
United States average
 51%
Global average
 48%
2019
START International, Inc.
 55%

Organisational performance

Publications
2015
START International, Inc.
 2
United States average
 151
Global average
 158

Social

Likes (2022)
START International, Inc.
 4,253
United States average
 89,086
Global average
 32,642
Likes (2021)
START International, Inc.
 3,980
Likes (2019)
START International, Inc.
 3,537
Twitter
Followers (2022)
START International, Inc.
 845
United States average
 49,067
Global average
 19,218
Followers (2021)
START International, Inc.
 760
Followers (2019)
START International, Inc.
 629
Subscribers (2019)
START International, Inc.
United States average
Global average
Subscribers (2017)
START International, Inc.
Followers (2022)
START International, Inc.
 1,053
United States average
 28,709
Global average
 16,346
Followers (2019)
START International, Inc.
 549

Data notes

Last updated: 08/06/2021
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): OTT reviewed
Data sources consulted: Organisation´s website, Think tank list
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