Stephan Hardeman is the Site and Community Manager for Climatelinks. He draws on more than three years of experience in communications for international environmental trust funds to support Climatelinks through USAID’s Sharing Environment and Energy Knowledge (SEEK) initiative by engaging the Climatelinks community and featuring its work. Stephan has MAs in International Affairs (American University) and Natural Resources and Sustainable Development (United Nations University for Peace) and BAs in English and Anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin.
Announcing the winners of the Climatelinks Photo Contest 2019
The Climatelinks photo contest received an impressive total of 170 submissions from the Climatelinks community, representing more than 40 countries.
We are also excited to announce the new Climatelinks photo gallery. Anyone can view the photo contest submissions, as well as photos from our blogs and USAID’s climate change programs around the world. Visitors may also submit their own photos to the gallery. We hope the gallery will serve as a resource for the entire community.
Congratulations to the thirteen winners that will be featured in the official USAID Climate and Development: Journey to Self-Reliance 2020 calendar. Thank you to the many talented photographers and development practitioners who participated in the contest.
Winners for each category, as well as for the calendar front cover, are listed below:
Adapting to change – from communities to countries
Photographer: Edudzi Nyomi
Country: Sierra Leone
Project: West Africa Biodiversity and Climate Change
Protecting natural systems in a changing world
Photographer: Jorge E. Martínez Santamaría
Project: Artisanal Gold Mining – Environment Impact Reduction Activity (Oro Legal) Activity
Sustainable water & sanitation services
Photographer: Evan Thomas
Project: Kenya Resilient Arid Lands Partnership for Integrated Development