Harnessing the power of social innovation to enhance the resilience and sustainability of coastal communities in the Global South.

Being prepared

In many nations in sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and Asia, coastal communities are facing increased risks from climate change and extreme climate events. Effectively preparing for these risks requires proactive and inclusive approaches that cater for specific spatial and social contexts.

By creating a network of communication and action, PRIMED aims to identify local needs, facilitate the exchange of knowledge and information, and support mutual learning.

An inclusive network

PRIMED brings together international and national academics, researchers, policy and decision makers, practitioners, and community members from diverse social groups, to share their varied perspectives, reflections and experiences of what works.

Learning by doing

PRIMED adopts snowball approaches to establish the needs for learning and information at multiple scales – starting from local communities in Ghana and a network of sustainability and climate change scholars in the Global South.

Meet the team

PRIMED’s core team is made up of researchers from the University of Ghana, University of Manchester and University of Cape Town.

PRIMED’s work is supported by the UK Research and Innovation’s Global Challenges Research Fund.