climate change


Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction for Resilience

Since 2011, USAID/OFDA has provided more than $1.5 million to the CADRE program, enabling USAID/OFDA and USAID/Indonesia to partner in funding projects that educate and engage communities and local officials in climate change adaptation measures and improve linkages between national-, provincial-, and district-level governments, leading to more coordinated and inclusive DRR and climate change planning.


Sustainable Coastal Communities and Ecosystems Program

Employing good governance initiatives, sustainable livelihoods enterprises, capacity development, low-impact aquaculture ventures, and responsible conservation and management of near-shore fisheries and marine areas, SUCCESS pursued its objectives of protecting biodiversity, building climate change resilience and imparting skills and knowledge necessary for people to better manage their natural resources and their future.


The Integrated Coastal & Fisheries Governance Initiative

The central objective of the ICFG Program was to work with partners at the local (Western Region coastal districts and their communities and other institutions) and national scales to assemble the necessary pre-conditions for a fresh approach to a formally constituted coastal and fisheries governance program that could serve as a model for Ghana. The program also supported USAID strategic objective of Feed the Future and activities were guided by the philosophy of ‘learning-by-doing’ and ecosystem-based approach to natural resources management.


Sustainable Fisheries Management Project

The objective of this five-year project (October 2014-October 2019) is to rebuild marine fisheries stocks and catches through adoption of responsible fishing practices. The project contributes to the Government of Ghana’s fisheries development objectives and USAID’s Feed the Future Initiative.

Working closely with the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development and the Fisheries Commission, USAID/Ghana SFMP aims to end overfishing of key stocks important to local food security through a multipronged approach:


Pastoralist Resiliency Improvement & Market Expansion

The Pastoralist Areas Resilience Improvement and Market Expansion (PRIME) project, funded under the United States government’s Feed the Future initiative, was launched in October 2012 in one of the most shock-prone areas of the world, the drylands of Ethiopia. A key objective of the project is to enhance the resilience of households to shocks. In particular, it aims to enable households to withstand and recover from the recurrent climate-related shocks—mainly drought—to which they are subjected.


SERVIR Performance Evaluation: Evaluation Question 1 Report

This report provides summary findings, conclusions, and recommendations for the first of three evaluation questions for a midterm performance evaluation of the SERVIR program. Specifically, this report addresses the following evaluation questions:


Sahel Resilience and Learning

Following repeated large-scale humanitarian emergencies in the Sahel, USAID recognized that continuing to treat these recurrent crises as acute emergencies is extremely costly and does not effectively address their underlying causes. Thus, USAID’s Resilience in the Sahel Enhanced (RISE) initiative has realigned existing and new humanitarian and development assistance efforts to strengthen resilience in agro-pastoral and marginal agriculture livelihood zones of the Sahel.


Evaluation of the Indonesian Biodiversity Foundation Project (KEHATI)

In the decade since its founding, KEHATI has established a nationwide reputation for leadership in Indonesia’s biodiversity efforts. Formidable challenges faced KEHATI, both in translating the intrinsic complexity of biodiversity into practicable programs and in contesting nationwide environmental decline.


Water and U.S. National Security

Water and security concerns are inextricably linked in every region of the world. While shared interests have historically facilitated cooperation in managing water, the future could be different. Climate change, combined with increased and more diverse demands for water, makes disputes more likely. Moreover, many of the security problems associated with water will occur in areas where the United States has strategic interests, including the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific. Yet water as an issue for U.S. national security lacks sustained visibility and sufficient funding.