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


  • WEBINAR: Vietnam Climate Impacts Decision Support Tool (CIMPACT-DST) Lessons Learned CIMPACT-DST WEBINAR recording now available! Engility/IRG and Cascadia Consulting Group held a one hour webinar Tuesday, June 23, 2015 to share lessons learned from a successful urban planning ...
    Posted Jun 24, 2015, 3:46 PM by CCRD Project
  • Press Release: CCRD Supports Post-Earthquake Nepal, Provides Rapid Assessments of Post-Earthquake Areas. CCRD is supporting a team of US-based scientists who will deploy to Nepal to assess post-earthquake impacts on the country’s potentially dangerous glacial lakes. The M 7 ...
    Posted May 27, 2015, 12:56 PM by CCRD Project
  • New Climate Services Book to be Released at WMO World Congress, May 2015 In May 2015, a new book titled Valuing Weather and Climate: Economic Assessment of Meteorological and Hydrological Services will be released at the World Meteorological Organization's World Congress in ...
    Posted Jun 16, 2015, 9:41 AM by CCRD Project
  • 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
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