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Opening Remarks: Roger-Mark De Souza, Wilson Center
Keynote Speaker: Rolf Anderson, USAID
Glen Anderson, Engility Corporation
Peter Schultz, ICF International
John Furlow, USAID (Presentation I and II)
The Advancing Climate-Resilient Development Symposium kicked off with opening remarks from the
Wilson Center’s Roger-Mark De Souza and USAID’s Global Climate Change Director Rolf Anderson. The
session led by John Furlow from USAID provided an overview of the symposium and introduced the
Climate-Resilient Development Framework and associated USAID activities.
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Introduction to the USAID Climate Resilient Development Framework
Lessons Learned from the Climate-Resilient Development Framework
Additional materials: Climate Resilient Development Framework report
Speaker: Pablo Suarez, Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre
Pablo Suarez of the Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre presented an energetic, interactive lunch keynote highlighting various applications of climate-resilient development using adaptation simulation games.
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Moderator: Jenny Frankel-Reed
A closer look at the Climate-Resilient Development (CRD) Framework and several sector-specific annexes.
Lessons learned from applying the CRD Framework in national and local adaptation planning were discussed, as well as implementation through small grants and various other pilot activities around the world.
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Speaker: Rolf Anderson, USAID
An evening with the Climate Change Resilient Development (CCRD) project team and partners included
opening remarks from Rolf Anderson, the Director of USAID’s Global Climate Change Office.