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At a Glance

The Southern Africa Regional Mission serves Angola, Botswana, eSwatini, Lesotho, Namibia, Seychelles, and Zimbabwe.
USAID Southern Africa Regional supports an improved and resilient quality of life for Southern Africans. We are  particularly concerned with improving regional decision-making and collective action to improve management of resources and promote renewable energy. USAID’s climate change programming, through strong collaboration, aims to help countries cooperate and plan together to better prepare for these scenarios in priority sectors by supporting the climate change priorities and needs of the region, including a better enabling environment for investment in clean energy. As negative climate impacts are likely to center on water issues, efforts focus on adaptive management strategies within priority river basins most vulnerable to climate change. We support the integration of climate, water supply and sanitation, and biodiversity resources to ensure adequate water resource planning and management is taking place.

    Climate Projections and Impacts

    Refer to the Climate Risk Profile (2016) for more information.

    Climate Projections

    Increased Frequency/Intensity of Extreme Weather Events

    Increased Precipitation Unpredictability/Variability

    Increased Temperature

    Key Climate Impact Areas



    Energy & Infrastructure

    Human Health


    Funding and Key Indicators

    Refer to metadata and sources for more details.

    USAID Regional Climate Change Funding (2020)


    $1.5 Million


    $1.5 Million

    GAIN Vulnerability


    Population (2020)

    2.6 Million

    GHG Emissions Growth


    % Forested Area


    Climate Change Information

    Namibia Photo Gallery

    Stories from the Area

    Since its inception in 2005 the SERVIR partnership between USAID and NASA has helped countries monitor environmental change and forecast extreme storms, floods, droughts, fires, red tides.