- What We Do
- Agriculture and Food Security
- Democracy, Human Rights and Governance
- Economic Growth and Trade
- Ending Extreme Poverty
- Environment and Global Climate Change
- Global Climate Change
- Conserving Biodiversity and Forests
- Securing Land Tenure and Resource Rights
- Sustainable Land Management
- Environmental Impact Assessment
- Knowledge Management for Environment and Natural Resources
- Sustainable Tourism
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- Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment
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- Working in Crises and Conflict
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SERVIR—a collaboration between USAID and NASA with hubs in West Africa, Eastern and Southern Africa, Hindu Kush-Himalaya, and Lower Mekong regions—is helping people in more than 45 countries access and use satellite imagery and climate and weather information to make better decisions about development.
Meet Wilfred Charles, a Malawian farmer and pastor who helped his community grow resilient against drought by building an irrigation system in his village of Mitawa, Malawi. USAID supports Wilfred and communities like his with the resources needed for responding to El Niño and the effects of climate change.
USAID is working with nearly 50 countries around the world to build capacity to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and resilience to climate impacts by working side by side to help countries develop clean energy, maintain healthy forests and landscapes and use the best science to predict and prepare.
NASA and the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development in Kathmandu, Nepal are using satellite data through the USAID-funded SERVIR-Himalaya program to detect forest fires in Nepal, improving forest managers ability to respond.
USAID partners with over 20 national governments developing Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS) to guide low-carbon growth and curb greenhouse gas emissions. Colombia, Jamaica, the Philippines and Vietnam have made progress working with USAID’s AILEG project.
Peru and Nepal are addressing the impacts of rapidly melting glaciers through the USAID-supported High Mountain Partnership (HiMAP). HiMAP mobilizes scientists, government officials, and local people to share information to manage floods caused by rapidly melting glaciers.
USAID helps local Sherpas adapt to climate change challenges at the highest point on earth. The team of scientists and engineers made startling discoveries about the growing danger of Imja lake, which swells from glacier melt, threatening local communities and the Everest trekking route.
Last updated: April 14, 2017