About Us

The CCRD Program is managed by IRG/Engility with support from eight sub-contractors. The organization of the program is detailed below:
About Our Partners

International Resources Group is now the International Development Services Group (IDSG) of Engility. IDSG partners with local governments, the private sector, communities, and civil societies to deliver scalable and sustainable impact across the development field. Engility designs and delivers trainings to USAID missions, implementing partners, and other US Government staff, to help integrate climate readiness into their regular activities. Engility stands at the forefront of integrating comprehensive climate change strategies and building local capacity to effectively implement them.

ICF International

ICF International partners with government and commercial clients to deliver professional services and technology solutions in the energy, environment, and infrastructure; health, social programs, and consumer/financial; and public safety and defense markets. Globally, ICF supports the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Climate Change Office in providing technical assistance and analysis for agency bureaus, field missions, and partner practitioners to implement climate change adaptation programs. We have led innovative adaptation projects in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean, covering every major sector, for development organizations such as the Canadian International Development Agency, World Bank Group, and Asian Development Bank.

Stratus Consulting

Stratus Consulting provides innovation and excellence in environmental research and consulting, combined with a commitment to client service. Our staff have demonstrated a commitment to technical excellence, innovation, integrity, and client services. We offer comprehensive, multidisciplinary expertise in environmental sciences and natural resources, environmental economics, environmental information management, litigation support, and policy analysis. Our clients include federal, state, tribal, and international government agencies, as well as utilities, industries, and law firms.

The mission of the IRI is to enhance society’s capability to understand, anticipate and manage the impacts of climate in order to improve human welfare and the environment, especially in developing countries. The IRI conducts this mission through strategic and applied research, education, capacity building, and by providing forecasts and information products with an emphasis on practical and verifiable utility and partnership. IRI manages the Climate Services component of CCRD, for more information: http://www.climate-services.org/

Environmental Law Institute

ELI fosters innovative, just, and practical law and policy solutions to enable leaders across borders and sectors to make environmental, economic, and social progress. ELI: (1) builds the skills and capacity of tomorrow’s leaders and institutions; (2) researches and analyzes complex and pressing environmental challenges; (3) promotes and disseminates the best thinking through print and electronic media; and (4) convenes people with diverse perspectives to build understanding through robust debate.

The Mountain Institute is committed to protecting our mountains. By conserving mountain ecosystems and empowering the people in mountain communities, The Mountain Institute ensures the preservation of resources—natural, cultural and spiritual—that are crucial to maintaining a healthy planet. TMI manages the HiMAP component of CCRD, for more information: http://www.highmountains.org/

University of Texas, Austin

The Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin is a top ranked epicenter of engineering education, and knowledge creation and distribution. Comprised of renowned educators, researchers and thought leaders, the Cockrell School addresses the grand challenges of the world, drives economic progress and improves quality of life. The UT team works alongside TMI on the HiMAP component of CCRD.

Cascadia Consulting Group develops and implements innovative solutions to today’s environmental challenges. Founded in 1993, our mission is to pioneer a sustainable future, making a positive difference for our clients, our community, and the environment. We work with private & public sector clients to advance sustainability. We construct inventories of greenhouse gases and energy use, synthesize scientific projections for climate impacts, lead adaptation planning efforts, and help clients identify and secure funding for climate-related initiatives. We also empower organizations by equipping them with customized tools to identify best practices for their unique situation and operations and to greatly improve their decision making.

HURDL is a small development/humanitarian assistance research and implementation lab within the Department of Geography at the University of South Carolina. We are engaged in projects that range from policy development to project design and implementation. This diverse portfolio of activities is unified by a shared belief that, by and large, the challenges we see in the Global South are products of various forms of risk and uncertainty that limit the potential for locally-generated innovations that could change the lives of the global poor. We believe that development’s role in changing the world lies in building a foundation for these local innovations by working with individuals and communities to address this risk and uncertainty.

The Manoff Group provides assistance in communications and behavior-centered programming to nutrition, health, environment, water, and HIV/AIDS programs. The firm has been at the forefront of social marketing development since it first applied commercial marketing techniques to social programs in India in 1967. The Manoff Group is a woman-owned small business.

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