CCRD Products Related to Afghanistan/Pakistan

Adaptation partnership
PDF, Fact Sheet, 702 KB, 2 pps
ID: 007
Adaptation Partnership: USAID Supports Climate Change Adaptation through Knowledge Exchange, Collaboration and Implementation
November 2013

CCRD Program(s): Adaptation Partnership, Climate Resilient Infrastructure Services (CRIS), Climate Services, High Mountains Adaptation Partnership (HiMAP), Small Grants

Description: This fact sheet presents information on USAID’s Adaptation Partnership, a global coalition founded in 2010 to share information and lessons learned about climate change adaptation. USAID supported 10 regional capacity-building Adaptation Partnership workshops in Africa, Asia, and Latin America on climate change vulnerability and adaptation issues related to food security, climate services, urban climate resilience, coastal and marine protected areas, and high-mountain glacial regions. Outcomes of the workshops included: (1) communities of practice (CoP) to facilitate communication and collaboration on climate services, glacial retreat, and climate resilient agriculture, (2) scientific research and technical analyses to learn more about climate change issues, including glacial lake formation and the economic value of climate services; and (3) small-grant programs with $25,000 to $550,000 awards.

Related Topics: Glacial events, Afghanistan/Pakistan, Africa, Asia, Latin America/Caribbean, agriculture, coastal, water

Climate change and water
PDF, Technical Report, 7.9 MB, 163 pps

ID: 036

Climate Change and Water: An Annex to the USAID Climate-Resilient Development Framework January 2015

CCRD Program(s): Climate-Resilient Development Framework

Description: As an annex to the USAID climate-resilient development framework, this technical publication provides water managers and development practitioners with a comprehensive yet succinct summary of climate vulnerability and change and the challenges it poses for freshwater resources and development. It further provides key strategies for adapting to climate and non-climate stressors. Appendix A provides documentation on several adaptation actions within an integrated water resources management context. The publication also suggests resources for further reading and provides information briefs on various international adaptation projects, including: improving water distribution (Ethiopia), capturing airport runway runoff (Marshall Islands), canal improvement to ensure irrigation (Afghanistan), grey water (Jordan), reclaiming water (Namibia and Singapore), wastewater recycling and desalination (Middle East and North Africa), water supply and demand (India), limiting fertilizer use (Nicaragua and Guatemala), wetlands restoration (Iraq), rethinking leather production (Zimbabwe), protecting coastal zones and assessing freshwater resources (Tanzania), elevating homes (Bangladesh), disaster preparation and warning (Mozambique), preventing flooding (Honduras and India), microfinance and insurance (Haiti), restoring wetlands (China), institutional support and strengthening program (Jordan), training for local stakeholders (Kenya), enhancing transparency and accountability (Zambia), educating stakeholders (Mexico), trans-boundary diagnostic analysis (Angola, Namibia, Botswana), integrating water governance (Panama), coordinating water management (Uganda), and coordinating information sharing (Mekong River Basin).

Related Topics: Adaptive practice/behavior, adaptive technology, disaster response, innovative governance, protection, extreme weather events, precipitation changes, sea level rise, temperature changes, Afghanistan/Pakistan, Africa, Asia, Latin America/Caribbean, Middle East, agriculture, health, infrastructure, natural resources management, water

PDF, Fact Sheet, 2.5 MB, 2 pps
ID: 002
Climber-Scientist Grants Promote Climate Resilience in the High Mountains
November 2013

CCRD Program(s): Climate-resilient Development Framework, High Mountains Adaptation Partnership (HiMAP), Local Adaptation Planning and Implementation, Small grants

Description: The Climber-Scientist Small Grants program provides field-based, hands-on research opportunities to scientists and practitioners working in high mountain regions. This fact sheet summarizes eleven grants that USAID awarded in July 2012. The focus of the grants ranges from developing a framework for climate-resilient development and adaptation to address climate change risks to producing a feature-length film to document the complex relationships among local communities in three regions of Nepal.

Related Topics: Adaptive practice/behavior, disaster response, adaptation research, extreme weather events, glacial events, Afghanistan/Pakistan, Asia, Latin America/Caribbean, agriculture, natural resources management, tourism, water

Governance Annex
PDF, Technical report, 10.6 MB, 64 pps
ID: 037
Governing for Resilience: An Annex to the USAID Climate-resilient Development Framework 

CCRD Program(s): Climate-resilient Development Framework

Description: Development initiatives that identify and foster policies, laws, and institutional mechanisms that promote and facilitate adaptive governance can significantly strengthen climate resilience. This report demonstrates how to incorporate governance into climate-resilient development to avoid undermining goals through insufficient enforcement of regulations, inadequate communication with key stakeholders, or poor coordination across government agencies. This publication draws on real-world examples from countries such as Ethiopia, Uganda, Mozambique, Bhutan, Trinidad, Tobago, the Cayman Islands, Jordan, Jamaica, Namibia, Pakistan, Panama, and the Philippines. Content includes a list of suggested resources for further reading and information on how to consider property rights and resource tenure systems within the context of climate-resilient development. Appendices provide a set of practical tools for development practitioners, including sets of sample questions that map to the stages of USAID’s climate-resilient development framework, resources for governance assessments, and approaches to improving governance.

Related Topics: Afghanistan/Pakistan, Africa, Asia, disaster response, innovative governance, Latin America/Caribbean, Middle East, water

PDF, Fact Sheet, 369 KB, 2 pps

ID: 003

The High Mountains Adaptation Partnership: Helping High-Mountain Communities Adapt to Climate Change
November 2013

CCRD Program(s): High Mountains Adaptation Partnership (HiMAP), Small Grants

Description: This fact sheet describes USAID’s High Mountains Adaptation Partnership (HiMAP). This partnership helps communities work together to strengthen adaptation planning capacity, knowledge-sharing, and research capabilities related to climate-resilient development and disaster risk management in the glaciated regions of Perú, Nepal, Tajikistan, Pakistan, Bhutan, and other mountainous countries. HiMAP supports Local Adaptation Plans for Action (LAPAs) in Perú and Nepal, an international Community of Practice (CoP), the Climber-Scientist Small Grants program, and important scientific research on climate change threats such as glacial lake outburst floods (GLOFs) and glacial retreat.

Related Topics: Adaptation research, glacial events, temperature changes, Afghanistan/Pakistan, Asia, Latin America/Caribbean, water