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.
Climatelinks is 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 Office
Todd Harding manages the Climatelinks team and provides oversight for its content, organization, scope, and functionality. He has worked in international development for his entire career. A two year stint as a Peace Corps volunteer in Kenya led to a graduate degree in International Development at the University of Pennsylvania. He started at USAID shortly thereafter where he worked as a technical officer managing clean energy and natural resource management projects. He currently serves as the Program Officer for the Global Climate Change office where he oversees the budgeting, procurement, and reporting functions.
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.