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Building Resilience through Integrated Regional Programming

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Countries around the world are feeling the effects of greater climate variability and change, from more intense droughts, floods, and storms to slower-moving changes like desertification.  East Africa is highly vulnerable to climate variability and change, which could severely impact key sectors and drivers of the region’s economy and community’s livelihoods. Without the knowledge, data, and tools to predict, prepare for, and adapt to climate change, the region’s countries will continue to suffer disruptive shocks, perpetuating a continuous cycle of poverty.

To address these challenges, USAID is working to integrate climate-resilient development planning and program implementation into the East African Community and Lake Victoria Basin Commission development agendas, focusing on biodiversity conservation, climate change adaption, and water security.

On June 14, we invite you to a discussion with representatives from USAID projects in East Africa on how to build resiliency when facing uncertain future scenarios. Panelists will share tools, technologies, good practices and approaches that are applicable and relevant to ongoing and future USAID bilateral and regional programming.

For more information on the USAID Planning for Resilience in East Africa through Policy, Adaptation, Research and Economic Development (PREPARED) Program, please click here.

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  • Tegan Blaine

    USAID, Bureau for Africa, Senior Climate Change Advisor and Climate Change Team Leader


  • Scott McCormick

    Tetra Tech, PREPARED Program, Former Chief of Party
  • Marc A. Levy

    Columbia University, Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), Deputy Director
  • Mary Rowen

    USAID, Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment, Office of Forestry and Biodiversity, Senior Wildlife Advisor
  • Chelsea Keyser

    Tetra Tech, PREPARED Program, Former Deputy Chief of Party