Building Resilience Through Integrated Regional Programming
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, representatives from USAID projects in East Africa will discuss 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.