Climatelinks is a global knowledge portal for USAID staff, implementing partners, and the broader community working at the intersection of climate change and international development. The portal curates and archives technical guidance and knowledge related to USAID’s work to help countries mitigate and adapt to climate change.
We aim for this portal to improve climate change and development programming, amplifying the impact of USAID’s investments into the future. We hope Climatelinks becomes a place for development practitioners to help identify and refine practices, and to inform USAID’s technical direction in areas of information gaps.
USAID’s Global Climate Change Office supports Climatelinks as a venue for knowledge sharing, implemented through its Environmental Communications & Outreach project. Climatelinks does not represent the views of USAID or the U.S. Government. Please visit USAID’s Website for official government information.
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The Climatelinks Team
Global Climate Change Knowledge Management Lead
Amy led the creation of Climatelinks and provides on-going vision for its content, organization, scope, and functionality. Amy manages the Climatelinks team and is doggedly passionate about climate science translation, capacity building and effective decision-support for a climate-resilient future. She is interested in expanding the availability and reach of technical assistance through technology. Amy brings a decade of international development experience from Latin America and beyond. She also spent more than four years with U.S. Forest Service Research where she led a national, multiagency effort to systematize the integration of climate simulations into agency processes and decision-support tools.
Joyce-Lynn (Lyly) Njinga
Climate Change & Development Specialist
Lyly is the Site and Community Manager for Climatelinks. She has a background in and passion for addressing challenges at the nexus of climate change and international development. Lyly contributes her capacity building, technical content development, and community engagement experience to Climatelinks. She supports and grows the communities encompassed in Climatelinks, connects practitioners with valuable experiences to share, identifies themes for focused engagement and knowledge-sharing activities, and connects practitioners to germane resources. Lyly has an MSc in Environment and Sustainable Development from the University College London and a B.A. in International Studies from American University.
John leads the technical design and web development team at Forum One for Climatelinks. He has a background in technical project management in the international development community and advises on outreach strategies and technologies to engage people online. John and his team are deeply passionate about helping the Climatelinks team grow strategically and efficiently. Forum One is excited to help grow the Climatelinks community!
ECO Project Associate
Training Resources Group (TRG)
Katherine serves as the social media manager, content entry and work flow coordinator for Climatelinks. She assists with research and writing, such as the weekly news summaries. Katherine has a Bachelor's degree in International Relations with a focus on environmental resources. She previously worked at Americans for Peace Now, a non-profit dealing with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Katherine is committed to helping solve the climate crisis and is excited to apply her skills on the Climatelinks team.
Learning Technology Specialist
Training Resources Group (TRG)
Kirby assists with digital content management and advises on appropriate technology for knowledge-sharing and learning within the Climatelinks community. More generally, Kirby designs interactive e-learning and multimedia products that result in measurable change by paying attention to the art and the science of human performance improvement. He is excited about using technology in creative ways to motivate people around the biggest problems impacting our world, including climate change..