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3 Questions with Robyn Tompkins on Planning Strategically for WASH in Botswana

Robyn Tompkins
March 22, 2019
4 Minute Read
On World Water Day, water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) specialist Robyn Tompkins discusses Botswana’s journey toward secure, clean, and accessible water resources for its people.
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.

Securing our Future: Partnerships for Youth

Prince Owusu
September 18, 2018
3 Minute Read
How can we use the resources of public-private partnerships to solve youth unemployment and position young people to tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges – in agriculture, natural resources, tourism, and more?

Four Ways to Build Urban Resilience to Water Stress

Kristin Dreiling | Basil Mahayni
June 19, 2018
4 Minute Read
How can cities become more nimble in their response to challenges around water services and infrastructure? In this blog post, Kristin Dreiling and Basil Mahayni provide some recommendations around proactive planning, investment, and community engagement.

News: Delving into Social and Behavior Change at the #SBCCSummit


April 13, 2018
2 Minute Read
At the 2018 Social and Behavior Change Communication Summit, practitioners explore the role of SBCC programming in pushing forward the 2030 sustainable development agenda.

3 Questions with Christelle Beyers: Bringing Low Emissions and High Rewards to South Africa

Christelle Beyers
June 13, 2017
4 Minute Read
Christelle Beyers discusses financing for green energy, converting fish waste to biogas, and pushing low emissions development projects through the pipeline.

Refugees Are Straining Urban Infrastructure and Services — Now What?

Basil Mahayni
April 11, 2017
4 Minute Read
Can cities welcome refugees without overloading urban infrastructure and services? Basil Mahayni offers four suggestions to help cities work smarter.

Developing Countries Can Leapfrog Today’s Urban Infrastructure

Gabriel Pincus
October 12, 2016
4 Minute Read
Solar water pumps like this one, built by USAID in Lebanon to accommodate an influx of Syrian refugees, can be a cost-effective and sustainable form of decentralized infrastructure.
Vulnerability map

One Tool Every City That Is Vulnerable to Climate Change Should Have

Lee Gerston
December 8, 2015
3 Minute Read
According to Lee Gerston, vulnerability maps (such as those pictured here) can help cities understand their unique vulnerabilities and get smarter about climate change adaptation.