CCRD Products Related to Small Grants

Adaptation partnership
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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

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ID: 060, B2
Climate Change Resilient Development 

CCRD Program(s)
: Adaptation Partnership, Climate Services,  National Adaptation Planning and Implementation

Description: This fact sheet provides an overview of USAID's CCRD project, as envisioned at the beginning of the project. CCRD activities increase the resilience of people, assets, and livelihoods to climate change impacts by integrating adaptation strategies into the broader development agenda and inducing donors, governments, and the private sector to invest in cost-effective adaptive strategies. The CCRD program focuses on three areas, providing: 1) support to USAID Bureaus and Missions through the development and dissemination of guidance, training, and capacity-building to strengthen the agency’s portfolio of adaptation projects, as well as the mainstreaming of climate concerns into other programs and projects; 2) coordination and support for activities related to U.S. Government climate change programs, including the Adaptation Partnership and Partnership Workshops programs; and 3) technical leadership in emerging areas of climate vulnerability and adaptation that need further innovation, including glaciers and mountains, climate services, and climate-resilient long-term planning.

Related Topics
: Extreme weather events, glacial events, precipitation changes, sea level rise, temperature changes, agriculture, coastal, health, infrastructure, water

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ID: 011

The Climate Change Resilient Development Project: Integrating Climate into the Development Decision-making Process
May 2014

CCRD Program(s):  Adaptation Partnership, Climate-resilient Development Framework, Climate Services, High Mountains Adaptation Partnership (HiMAP), Small Grants

Description: USAID stresses the importance of integrating climate into the development decision-making process. This fact sheet summarizes the purpose and key activities of the USAID CCRD project. It also presents a diagram explaining the five stages of the CCRD framework (i.e., Scope, Assess, Design, Implement, and Evaluate).

Related Topics: Extreme weather events, glacial events, Africa, Asia, Latin America/Caribbean, agriculture

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ID: 015

Climate Resilient Infrastructure Services: Increasing the Climate Resilience of Infrastructure in Developing Countries
August 2014

CCRD Program(s): Climate Resilient Infrastructure Services (CRIS), Climate-resilient Development Framework, Fast Track Implementation, Small Grants

Description: This fact sheet provides an overview of USAID’s CRIS program and its work in five rapidly growing pilot cities that are vulnerable to climate risks: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; Piura, Perú; Trujillo, Perú; Nacala-Porto, Mozambique; and Hue, Vietnam. CRIS enables municipal decision-makers to identify, prioritize, and implement adaptation strategies for infrastructure projects to save lives and protect long-term investments. CRIS activities include assessing vulnerability, screening adaptation options, writing proposals for external funding, using decision-support tools for infrastructure planning, and supporting training and peer-learning events. USAID also provides small grants for developing and testing innovative approaches to improve resilience in cities.

Related Topics: Adaptation research, Africa, Asia, Latin America/Caribbean, coastal, infrastructure, water

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ID: 001

Climate Services: Better Information for Climate-resilient Decision Making
November 2013

CCRD Program(s): Climate Services, Small Grants

Description: This factsheet describes CCRD projects that foster development and promote effective use of climate services:  USAID participation in the Climate Services Partnership (CSP); support of SERVIR, a global satellite network for climate information; cooperation on drought forecasting in Jamaica; evaluations of climate services programs; and an evaluation of a model climate services program in Mali. Climate services deliver timely, tailored, decision-relevant information so that people in developing countries can manage current climate variability, build resilience to future climate change, and reduce impacts on agriculture, infrastructure, health, and other sectors.

Related Topics: Adaptive practice/behavior, disaster response, research, extreme weather events, temperature changes, precipitation changes, Africa, Asia, Latin America/Caribbean, agriculture

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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

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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

High Mountains Website Website ID: 044 High Mountains Adaptation Partnership Website

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

Description: The High Mountains Adaptation Partnership (HiMAP) website provides information on the range of research, events, and workshops related to high-mountain glacial watersheds, including links to the Climber-Scientist Small Grants Program. The mission of HiMAP is to provide information to raise global awareness of the importance of high-mountain glacial watersheds. HiMAP strives to share knowledge with and create new opportunities between previously disconnected scientists and practitioners. HiMAP supports a new generation of climber-scientists who understand climate change, adaptation issues, research methods, and action projects in high-mountain watersheds. HiMAP works to engage local community knowledge, as well as international climate science expertise, to achieve this goal. HiMAP also works to strengthen scientific, social, and institutional capacity for the management of dangerous glacial lakes in Perú and Nepal.

Related Topics: Glacial events, precipitation changes, Africa, Asia, Latin America/Caribbean, water