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! Webinar and Video Archives of the ACRD Symposium Couldn't attend the ACRD Symposium? Now you can view videos and webinars from any of the sessions. Click here for the archived list. Video recordings provided by Engility Corporation ...
    Posted Mar 27, 2015, 9:07 AM by CCRD Project
  • Welcome to the ACRD Symposium! The ACRD Symposium is finally here! Beginning Monday morning, and running through Thursday evening March 16-19, 2015, USAID and CCRD will host the Advancing Climate-Resilient Development Symposium in ...
    Posted Mar 14, 2015, 2:47 PM by CCRD Project
  • Spotlight: The Value of Climate Services Across Economic and Public Sectors Climate Services, such as seasonal forecasts, are important decision-making tools used by farmers, meteorologists, agriculture extensions services, and many other stakeholders. The Value of Climate Services Across Economic and ...
    Posted Mar 14, 2015, 2:44 PM by CCRD Project
  • Check out the CCRD Resource Library! The CCRD Resource Library contains dozens of useful resources for climate adaptation practitioners around the world. In the library, you will find the Climate-Resilient Development Framework (the heart of ...
    Posted Mar 14, 2015, 2:37 PM by CCRD Project
  • New Speaker Bios now live for ACRD Symposium! Read the bios of keynotes, rapporteurs, international guests, and presenters: 
    Posted Mar 3, 2015, 5:03 AM by CCRD Project
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