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


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CCRD In the News

Climate Access: "USAID Advancing Climate-Resilient Development"
Climate Services Partnership: April 2015 Newsletter—"Climate Services Highlighted at Advancing Climate-Resilient Development Symposium"

"Climate change will impact the private sector; it will also end up in their back yard, affect their consumer market, business activities, supply and distribution chains, and might change the value of their assets. The private sector must understand that not investing in adaptation and urban resilience will be an expensive experience in the long run." 
—Eva Pèrez Sarraff, Climate Change Center Director, Dominican Institute of Integral Development (IDDI), Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, CRIS participant

"People can regularly vote out or overturn governments, but cannot change the private sector as easily. Private sector executives stay in positions of power in the community for much longer, and can thus also effect leadership longer." 
—Chakil Aboobacar, Advisor to the Mayor, Municipal Council of Nacala, Nacala-Porto, Mozambique, CRIS participant