USAID promotes regional, resilient economic development and water, energy, and natural resources security. USAID supports various congressional and executive priorities, including protection of biodiversity and combating wildlife crime, accelerating access to electricity and the supply of renewable energy, advancing water supply and sanitation services, promoting strategic investments and partnerships, and fostering collaborative, transboundary cooperation to reduce drivers of insecurity.
Combating Wildlife Crime
USAID supports innovative, transdisciplinary approaches to address wildlife crime. Through technical assistance, training, and partnerships with key actors in the region, USAID supports regional enforcement while advancing community development to shift incentives and the flow of benefits to legal development priorities.
Accelerating Electricity access and Renewable Energy
USAID supports technological innovations, private investments, and an improved policy environment to increase electricity access, supply, and distribution.
Enhancing Resiliency of Southern Africa’s River Basins
USAID supports governments, communities, civil society, and the private sector to understand, address, and cooperate to solve these challenges in key river basins. USAID interventions include technical assistance and efforts to improve science and decision-making as well as regional capacity building.
Improving capacity to cope with global change
USAID works to ensure that climate change considerations are incorporated into policy, decision-making, and practice. We support capacity building, improved policies, and innovative development solutions to mitigate these threats while advancing prosperity.
Advancing environmental innovation
USAID Southern Africa promotes the development and adoption of innovative, science-based solutions to support vibrant and ecologically sustainable development while promoting and strengthening American innovation and investment in the region.