Jamaican farmer
In 2020, the most visited resources on Climatelinks were focused on improving climate risk management. This photo depicts Fradian Murray, a research assistant assessing a cassava trial plot in Jamaica. Through the USAID-funded Jamaica Rural Economy and Ecosystems Adapting to Climate Change project, Fradian is helping smallholder farmers secure better livelihoods and futures in the face of climate change.

Climatelinks May Newsletter Recap

By Climatelinks

Did you miss the Climatelinks May newsletter? We’ve got you covered. Please find a recap of the May 2021 gender and climate change theme below. You won't want to miss this short list of the top programs, resources, and blogs from the month. Do you want to contribute to the Climatelinks community? Send us a resource, blog, or event.

In May, Climatelinks explored the important role that women and girls—in all their diversity—play in responding to climate change.

We featured how the Advancing Gender in the Environment (AGENT) partnership harnesses data for climate advocacy and action through a gender lens. USAID’s RISE Challenge explored the integration of mechanisms to mitigate gender-based climate risks and address gender-based violence. A blog from a USAID expert spotlights integrating gender equality and women’s economic empowerment into biodiversity conservation of coastal marine ecosystems.

Climatelinks is excited to announce our 2021 photo contest, which runs through July 16! This year’s photo contest theme explores Climate Change and People: The Challenges and Opportunities. We’re looking for submissions that capture the human dimension of climate change, in particular, social and economic responses to global change. Send us your photos today!

May Blogs

USAID Expert Spotlight: Luis Ramos, Environment Project Management Specialist and Gender Equality Champion

In this USAID Expert Spotlight, Environment Project Management Specialist and gender equality champion, Luis Ramos, shares how his project is integrating gender equality and women’s economic empowerment as essential strategies to the biodiversity conservation of coastal marine ecosystems in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.

Climate Change is Not Gender Neutral

Due to gendered differences, women, girls, and gender minorities face specific, life-threatening impacts after climate-related disasters. Learn how harnessing data can empower women and girls as change agents.

Climate Change, Resource Conflict, and Gender-Based Violence

Building on methods for gender and social inclusion can promote more equitable revenue sharing. Read how a USAID and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) partnership is utilizing gender-responsive resolution mechanisms for mitigating resource-based conflict related to climate change solutions in Fiji. 


Gender Equity and Social Inclusion (GESI) in Project Management Training Module

This online learning resource developed by the USAID Climate Ready Project focuses on equity and inclusion aspects of project design, management, monitoring and evaluation. The module enhances the Project Management Practice certificate course.

Advancing Gender in the Environment: Exploring the Triple Nexus of Gender Inequality, State Fragility, and Climate Change

USAID and IUCN conducted this study under its ten-year partnership on AGENT to explore the links related to the triple-nexus across gender inequality, state fragility, and climate vulnerability.

Amazon Vision Summary

This 2020 Amazon Vision Report summary describes the regional context, the current status, and illustrative achievements of USAID’s biodiversity and sustainable landscape initiatives in the Amazon basin. 

Climate Risk Management Spotlight

Climate Risk Screening and Management: Education, Social Services, and Marginalized Populations

USAID developed a suite of tools to support climate risk screening and management in strategy, project, and activity design. Along with the tools, sector-specific annexes like this one provide users with more information on the implications of climate change for education, social services, and marginalized populations.


Do You Have a Photo From the Field? 

We have a great selection of photos in the Climatelinks photo gallery, and we are now accepting photos for the 2021 Climatelinks Photo Contest. Take a look at our latest Postcard from the Field: Women as Part of the Solution. This could be you! Send us your photos from the field to be featured.

Strategic Objective
Adaptation, Biodiversity, Emissions, Low Emission Development, Climate Finance, Conflict and Governance, Clean Energy, Forestry, Infrastructure, Mitigation, Private Sector Engagement, Self-Reliance, Sustainable Landscapes



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. 

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