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Join ASAP Members & Leaders

ASAP Member-Led Groups are the heart of our member network. Join a Member-Led Group today to network, learn from colleagues, get support, and share opportunities. Use your group's virtual space to connect with members anytime, anywhere. Learn more about the 2020 Member Interest Group Formation Process.

ASAP in Your Region

With more adaptation professionals than ever working in the field, members want opportunities to convene in person where they live and work. ASAP is partnering with the 2020 Regional Adaptation Fora (RAFs) to bring ASAP members together to celebrate leadership, build capacity, and network in seven regions. Learn more here.

ASAP Hubs

The ASAP Hubs Program shifts money and resources directly to ASAP members to connect and support adaptation professionals locally and regionally.

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Microgrant Opportunities

to support members’ collaborative, place-based projects

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Living list of Networks

to increase connectivity, exposure, and resource-sharing among collaboratives and other groups

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Community Events Fund

to support informal, local networking events organized by ASAP members

2020 Member-Led Interest Groups

ASAP Interest Groups are member led, virtual groups that are convened for the purpose of connecting ASAP members interested in discussing and advancing adaptation topics and seeking support from one another. They are organized along areas of members' interests and expertise. View our 2019 Member Led Interest Groups here.

To be added to the group distribution list, update your member profile on the ASAP website and check the [GROUP NAME] box under "Member Led Interest Groups & Member Advisory Groups". To get to your member profile, navigate to https://adaptationprofessionals.org and click "member portal" in the top right. Once you log in you'll see a menu on the right hand side which includes "update my profile".

Network of Networks: Coordinators & Leaders of Adaptation Groups

We envision creating a "network of networks" - a community for those who coordinate and lead existing groups - to promote knowledge exchange and sharing of adaptation network-related lessons learned, professional development, and collaboration. This group is a space for network leaders to share ideas and benefit from a supportive community of peers. To learn more, contact ASAP member Melissa Ocana at mocana@umass.edu

Climate Migration & Managed Retreat

This group will serve as a discussion and networking space for ASAP members interested in topics related to climate migration and managed retreat, from the smaller scale to the larger, long-term national and international-level migration trends in light of climate projections and their broadly understood implications and impacts - environmental, socioeconomic, human well-being, equity, financial, and political, among others. To learn more, contact ASAP member Patrick Marchman at patrick.marchman@gmail.com

Policy Practice

This group will build on previous ASAP Network accomplishments in the policy arena, including: a transition memo on adaptation for the incoming Trump Administration; a white paper on enabling policies for climate adaptation finance; and recommendations to the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on the
Climate Crisis. Understanding and shaping adaptation policy will strengthen the context in which ASAP members operate and advance professionally at all scales. Contact group leader Gabriel Henderson at hende270@gmail.com

Good Grief Network: Personal Resilience

The Good Grief Network: Personal Resilience group will build on the success of ASAP’s 2019 Personal Resilience Group, using the Good Grief Network (GNN) 10-step Program to support members in strengthening their personal resilience in this challenging field. After participating in ASAP’s virtual version of the GNN process, members will be equipped with the tools, experience, and motivation they need to successfully facilitate the program in their own communities. Contact group leader Lily Swanbrow-Becker at ljswanbrow@gmail.com

Covid Job Seekers

ASAP is supporting job seekers under the support of Isaac Gendler. Email Isaac at isaacgendler@gmail.com