This is an InterAction Members-only Event
On January 27, President Biden issued the Executive Order on Tackling Climate Change at Home and Abroad. In it, the Administration called for agencies to develop climate plans and strategies. On April 22 during the Leaders’ Climate Summit, USAID also announced its commitment to deliver a new Climate Strategy by November 1, 2021, ahead of COP26.
The Strategy will guide the Agency’s efforts to target climate change resources strategically, ramp up climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts, and further integrate climate change considerations into international development and humanitarian assistance programs across all sectors. More information is available here.
USAID is currently engaged in an input phase ahead of the drafting process to solicit recommendations and ideas for inclusion in the strategy.
Join InterAction for a listening session with USAID’s Climate Change Leadership Council, Climate Strategy Working Group, and Drafting Team to share organizational and community-wide views on this process. USAID’s Climate Change Leadership Council consists of Assistant Administrators (A.A.) from all bureaus and representatives from 20 USAID Missions. This is intended to be a strategic-level discussion to pave the way for programmatic improvements.
- Michael Michener, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Resilience and Food Security (RFS)
- Harry Bader, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Development, Democracy, and Innovation (DDI), USAID
- Kathryn Stratos, Deputy Director for Climate and Cross-Sectoral Strategy, Center for Environment, Energy & Infrastructure, Bureau for Development, Democracy, and Innovation (DDI), USAID
Moderated by Noam Unger, Vice President, Development Policy, Advocacy, and Learning, InterAction
To attend this listening session and be part of the breakout group discussions, we ask organizations to register in groups of no more than three people, of which one can be a DC-focused advocate. For operational NGOs, the other two attendees should be members of your country teams, programmatic teams, or technical staff whose work relates to climate issues. This structure is intended to ensure diverse functional and regional perspectives.
Please note that this listening session is separate from and in addition to the forthcoming listening sessions with USAID and local partners of InterAction Members.