The Registry is an online platform connecting climate adaptation service providers with service seekers. It helps time-strapped decision-makers quickly find experts to help them plan for, implement, and evaluate climate adaptation and resilience actions. The Registry is advancing the field of climate change adaptation by promoting a common understanding of good practice and creating a system of service provider accountability.
The Registry will make it easy for service seekers to search for vetted service providers by geographic region, expertise, and more. Use the Registry to review past projects and better gauge which service provider has the most relevant qualifications. The Registry may be especially helpful to smaller entities that do not have internal adaptation capacity or the resources to vet service providers on their own.
The Registry provides much needed support for service providers. It generates business by increasing visibility and accessibility of services and by offers a searchable database that they can use when developing project teams to respond to RFPs. The Registry leverages the Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange’s (CAKE; CAKEx.org) web platform which averages over 4k monthly visitors and houses thousands of adaptation resources.
To list your organization in the Registry, you need to apply first. Each application requires the following information:
- Organization Details: key details about your organization’s work, such as number of employees and regional expertise
- Service Details: information about your organization’s services, areas of expertise, and focus.
- Work Examples: allows your organization to provide detail about up to three specific projects (1 minimum).
- Open-ended Questions: allows you to provide more detailed information about the approach and ethos of your organization’s work.
To learn more about the application process, read the Review Process Explainer
The Registry welcomes applications from all types of organizations actively working in the climate adaptation field. The types of organizations include (but are not limited to):
- Public Agency
- Community organizations
- Tribal/First Nation
Each organization can list up to 3 work examples and 3 experts on their profiles. Organizations interested in adding additional examples are welcomed to submit case studies to the Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKE). These case studies can be linked to your organization profile.
For help uploading a case study to CAKE, please email email@example.com.
Please see the organizations contact details to learn how to contact the organization directly for additional information.
The team of application reviewers cumulatively possesses decades of experience and knowledge of climate adaptation and resilience. These reviewers span geographies and sectors, and have been trained to review every application fairly and holistically.
To learn about the review process, read the Review Process Explainer.
The Registry seeks to include a diversity of climate adaptation service providers. The Registry promotes a common understanding of good practice and creates accountability for service providers. The most successful applicants will have at least one example of a successful climate adaptation project, proven experience working with stakeholders, and their work will demonstrate ASAP’s Living Guide to the Principles of Climate Change Adaptation.
Application reviewers have an opportunity to give back to the field of climate change adaptation and use their knowledge and experience to ensure that only quality service providers are accepted into the Registry.
Applications reviewers are unpaid and spend approximately 60-90 minutes per application. If you are an adaptation professional interested in contributing your expertise, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: Registry Expert Reviewer.
Each application undergoes an extensive review by two independent reviewers. The criteria used to vet applications is publicly available. The Registry strives to make the application as transparent as possible, and offers guidance to applicants through every step of the process.
Applicants have one additional opportunity to submit a new application after receiving their stock feedback on why they were rejected.
Every rejected application will receive detailed information about why their application was not accepted, and will be offered guidance on how to reconcile the issue(s), as well as an opportunity to re-apply.