Climate Strategy External Engagement

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USAID’s new climate strategy will not be successful without critical input and support from our partners. In the first phase of the strategy development process, USAID conducted a robust and inclusive external engagement process with a wide range of stakeholders from across the globe to gather input, recommendations, and evidence to inform the foundations of the strategy. 

USAID hosted 29 external listening sessions with dozens of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), youth activists, community leaders, Indigenous Peoples organizations, other donors, implementing partners, the private sector, and in-country stakeholders, among other groups. USAID is grateful for the time and effort of these organizations and individuals in providing us thoughtful input. We are especially grateful for the organizations that partnered with us to organize and co-host listening sessions for different stakeholder communities. 

USAID will release the initial draft of the strategy for public comment later this year. The tentative target release date for the draft for public comment is September 1, 2021. Additional details on the public comment process and timeline is forthcoming.

Calendar of External Listening Sessions

Events Dates
USAID Climate Change Alumni Roundtable May 6
Realizing National Climate Ambition with City-Led Action June 3
NGO Listening Session hosted by InterAction June 4
Beyond Ambition: The NDCs on the Ground June 8
Regional Local Private Sector (Africa) June 9
Foundation Roundtable hosted by the Climate and Land Use Alliance June 9
Regional Local Private Sector (Asia/Pacific) June 9
Locally Led Adaptation Community of Practice convened by World Resources Institute June 10
Centering Climate Strategy in Climate and Environmental Justice June 10
Climate and Youth June 11
Blended Finance June 11
Global Private Sector June 15
SID-Washington hosted Listening Session June 15
InterAction Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Working Group June 15
Water, Sanitation, and Climate Change Governance and Finance hosted by Sanitation and Water for All Partnership June 16
Regional Local Private Sector (Latin America and the Carribean) June 16
Indigenous Peoples Organizations (Spanish, French, Portuguese, English) hosted in collaboration with Forest Stewardship Council Indigenous Foundation June 17
Local Perspectives from Asia/Middle East hosted by InterAction and Adventist Relief and Development June 21
Local Perspectives from Latin America and the Carribean hosted by InterAction and Mennonite Central Committee (Spanish) June 21
Local Perspectives from Africa hosted by InterAction and WaterAid America (English and French) June 23
Gender and Climate June 23
G7 Initiative to Increase Business Action for Sustainable Supply Chains in the Food and Agriculture Sector, co-hosted with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce June 23
Basic Education Coalition June 23
Water Security & Sanitation in Adaptation and Mitigation, Inter-Agency Water Working Group (IWWG) June 24
Global Campaign for Education - U.S. June 25
Global Network of Civil Society Organisations for Disaster Reduction (English/French) June 28
Global Network of Civil Society Organisations for Disaster Reduction (English/Spanish) June 29
WWF and the Climate Impacts working group of the Kitchen Cabinet July 1
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Asia-Pacific Climate Week July 7

 

Last updated: July 08, 2021

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