A male and female smile at the camera while bending to work in a large field on a sunny day.


At a Glance

Extreme droughts and an advancing front of desertification endangers the 80 percent of Mali’s population that is engaged in agriculture and depends on natural resources. USAID is helping build the resilience of vulnerable populations, households, communities and systems to climate change variability and change in Mali through (1) the capacity building of vulnerable populations to use effective climate information; (2) an increased inclusion of climate change considerations into more commune-level governance systems; and, (3) and an increased adoption of climate change adaptive practices by communities and individual households.

    Funding and Key Indicators

    USAID Climate Change Funding (2020)


    $2 Million


    $2 Million

    GAIN Vulnerability


    Population (2020)

    19.6 million

    GHG Emissions Growth


    % Forested Area


    Climate Change Information

    Mali Photo Gallery

    Stories from the Area

    As the frequency and magnitude of climate-related hazards increases, these changes are affecting people’s livelihoods, particularly those of rural and vulnerable populations more than ever.
    New research in Mali highlights a promising opportunity for action on climate change adaptation: local government development planning.