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Capacity Development and Learning Lead Flora Lindsay-Herrera

Flora Lindsay-Herrera is a capacity development and learning lead on the USAID Climate Change Adaption, Thought Leadership, and Assessments (ATLAS) project.

Blog Posts by Flora Lindsay-Herrera

Bringing Climate Science into Development Planning

This blog post is adapted from a post that originally appeared on Climatelinks. Climate science is a complex field, and communicating that science and its implications for development programming in a way that is clear, but does not oversimplify, is a persistent challenge. Yet bridging the gap between research and implementation is vital for development practitioners to…

Know Your SDGs: Valuing Forests and Other Terrestrial Ecosystems

As Eileen Hoffman observed in last week’s blog post on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 1, the seventeen SDGs are interconnected and must be pursued concurrently. Poverty alleviation, food security, sustainable economic growth, gender equality — each goal contains ambitious targets, but it is the commitment to resilience and inclusivity enshrined across all the goals that weaves them…

Earth Day 2015: How Can All Development Programs Work Toward a Sustainable Planet?

Chemonics launched its first development project in 1975, just five years after the first Earth Day rallies in 1970 sparked the modern environmental movement. Since then, the company has implemented more than 200 projects in biodiversity conservation, natural resource management, climate change adaptation, and related areas. Certainly, Chemonics’ commitment to building healthier human-nature interactions was…