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Fisher harvesting aquatic plants on Inle Lake, Myanmar.

From Threat to Solution: Rethinking the Role of Communities in Nature Conservation

Michael Brown | Samantha Cheng | Jim Tolisano
October 8, 2019
2 Minute Read
What needs to change to create the conditions necessary for communities to pursue sustainability? Michael Brown, Samantha Cheng, and Jim Tolisano propose a two step solution.

To Improve Water Management, Start Local

Owen Scott | Maria Fernanda Zermoglio
July 9, 2019
4 Minute Read
In the face of climate change, it’s more important than ever to support and strengthen communities' management of the water resources on which they rely.
touring a water treatment plant

Boosting Water Resiliency in the Middle East and North Africa with a Systems Approach

Eleanor Dickinson | Basil Mahayni
March 5, 2019
4 Minute Read
Water challenges in the Middle East and North Africa are real. To combat them, Eleanor Dickson and Basil Mahayni share four actions to help support systems thinking — and boost resilience —during the project life cycle.

Laying a Blueprint for Municipal Public-Private Energy Partnerships

Melusile Ndlovu | Suzi Kondic
February 7, 2019
3 Minute Read
South Africa has committed to clean energy goals, but its municipalities must follow a detailed regulatory process for advancing public-private partnerships (PPPs). Melusile Ndlovu and Suzi Kondic share how one project is navigating this process, unlocking the power of PPPs for renewable energy.

Increasing Resiliency in the Face of Disaster: Four Best Practices

Giuliana Canessa Walker
September 20, 2018
4 Minute Read
How can implementing partners and international NGOs help countries establish a solid foundation to prepare for, respond to, and rebuild after disasters? When it comes to increasing resilience, these four practices are a good place to start.

Managing for Climate Risk

Hailey Keuck
July 31, 2018
3 Minute Read
What does climate risk management mean for global development programming? Hailey Keuck shares insights from the June Adaptation Community Meeting.

Methodologies to Promote Gender-Responsive Climate Resilience

Joslin Isaacson
July 26, 2018
3 Minute Read
Climate change affects women and men differently, often worsening inequality. How can the global development community implement more effective climate adaptation programming? A gender-responsive strategy may be the key.

From Trickle to Flood: How Water Extremes Can Impact Health

Wan Lee
July 10, 2018
3 Minute Read
Fluctuations in water availability caused by climate change can have huge public health ramifications. In this blog post, Wan Lee argues that sometimes the solutions to these burdens can be found outside the health sector.