Climate Change Resilient Development project - Mainstreaming Adaptation for USAID

Climate Change Resilient Development (CCRD) is a global, four-year project in support of USAID’s Global Climate Change Office. CCRD's climate adaptation-focused programs operate in 33 countries throughout Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe, and Latin America, and the Caribbean.

Climare Resilient Wheat in Kazakhstan; Climate Adaptation capacity buidling in Nepal; infrastructure decision making in Vietnam; livelihoods and gender in Nepal and Africa

Employing USAID/GCC's strategic “development first" framework, CCRD delivers guidance, technical assistance, and capacity building to 3 Regional Bureaus and 8 Missions for USAID, several national governments, and dozens of local communities around the world to integrate climate change concerns into development policy, planning, and implementation.

CCRD also explores emerging issues in climate adaptation by developing innovative programs, such as the,

Explore the CCRD Library for Technical Reports, Factsheets, and Workshop Summaries.

CCRD enables USAID Bureaus and Missions to mainstream adaptation into planning; utilize custom-tailored, industry-first tools; provide technical assistance; and build capacity to their respective stakeholders.

In addition, CCRD coordinates with other U.S. Government agencies (including NOAA and the Department of State) to promote innovation in climate adaptation mainstreaming.

CCRD is implemented by Engility/IRG and a consortium of four private contractors (ICF, Stratus Consulting, Cascadia, and Manoff Group), two NGOs (Environmental Law Foundation and The Mountain Institute), and three universities (IRI/Columbia University, University of Texas at Austin, and University of South Carolina).


For further information, please contact Michael E. Cote, Senior Climate Adaptation Specialist at


  • New Library Additions: Adaptation Partnership workshop reports In February 2012, through the Adaptation Partnership, participants representing nine Western Indian Ocean (WIO) countries and global NGOs, convened in Cape Town, South Africa to identify climate change capacity building ...
    Posted Nov 19, 2014, 11:11 AM by CCRD Project
  • New report in the CCRD Library: National Adaptation Planning: A Report on Three Workshops The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) works in conjunction with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to support developing countries as they work to build ...
    Posted Oct 7, 2014, 9:22 AM by CCRD Project
  • Added CCRD Project Team Page Meet the CCRD Team!
    Posted Oct 7, 2014, 9:19 AM by CCRD Project
  • USAID Releases Climate Resilient Development Framework As an integral part of the CCRD project, USAID's Global Climate Change Office has released its new climate resilient development framework, entitled: "Climate-Resilient Development: A Framework for Understanding ...
    Posted Apr 10, 2014, 11:31 AM by Schuyler Olsson
  • New Video added to Climate Services Partnership The video covers USAID and Columbia University IRI's field trip to Mafoota Village, Jamaica, here:
    Posted Apr 1, 2014, 7:31 AM by CCRD Calendar
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