United States Agency for International Development

USAID supports activities to help developing countries lessen their vulnerability and adapt to climate variability and change. These activities are intended to build more resilience into economic sectors that may be affected by climatic stresses, including agriculture, water, and key livelihood sectors in coastal areas.

In Indonesia, USAID's Coastal Resources Management Project helps coastal communities to sustainably manage fisheries, reefs, and other coastal resources and has leveraged over $10 million from the Asia Development Bank. Participating villages and communities develop long-term plans to protect resources, such as ensuring that their coastline is protected from floods and storm damage by healthy stands of mangroves.

USAID is also promoting adaptation through partnerships with the World Conservation Union, START (Global Change SysTem for Analysis, Research and Training), and the Mekong River Commission to assess livelihood strategies for adaptation to climate change in Northeast Thailand.

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Approval of the NAP-Fisheries document by the two ministers.

Key lessons learned from Senegal’s National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process

Representatives from the Collaborative Management for a Sustainable Fisheries Future in Senegal (COMFISH) initiative share their experience on Senegal’s NAP process.

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Katsuaki Terasawa, Yabelo District, Oromia National Regional State, Ethiopia, 2017. Herders move livestock in search of water and pasture. In Oromia, more frequent and severe droughts, amplified by climate change, are reducing water supplies, forcing herders to travel longer distances and contributing to conflict among pastoralists.

Lessons Learned from the Peace Centers for Climate and Social Resilience

Droughts are driving increased conflict between pastoralist groups. This report shares lessons learned from a pilot project in Oromia State, Ethiopia, on this intersection of climate and conflict.

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Farmers meet with extension service representatives in Dororo district, Mozambique.

Impact of Climate Change on Select Value Chains in Mozambique

This report details the likely impact of climate changes on three key crops (soy, pigeon pea and sesame) and analyzes opportunities to manage those risks across the value chain. 

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Wildlife in Uganda.

Climate Risks to Conservation in Uganda

Analyses of select landscapes describe the status and risks for biodiversity and livelihoods in targeted areas based on climate change projections. 

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THUNDERSTORM OVER AFRICA

Climate Risk and Vulnerability: A Handbook for Southern Africa (2nd Edition)

An updated version of the popular handbook outlining projected climate change, sectoral impacts and responses (adaptation, disaster risk reduction, and accessing climate finance) in southern Africa

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gender and CCA front page

Gender and Climate Change Adaptation: A flexible training package

This training package is a standalone capacity building program targeted at government officials and practitioners, focusing on integrating gender into climate change adaptation practices.

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Katia Villanueva

Project Management Assistant at USAID
360 - climate adaptation.

Siobhan Girling

Program Analyst / Special Assistant at USAID
360 - climate adaptation.

Denise Vanzie

Training and Events and Communication Advisor at USAID
360 - climate adaptation.

Praxides Nekesa

Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist at USAID, at Tetra Tech
360 - climate adaptation.

Eric Hyman

at USAID
360 - climate adaptation.

Jonathan Cook

at USAID
360 - climate adaptation.

Elizabeth Pleuss

Public Health Advisor at USAID