Increasing the Mission’s Internal and External Collaboration
Climate change poses substantial risk to the Philippines, and increasing climate change resiliency is a priority for USAID worldwide. Climate change’s effects create challenges for biodiversity conservation programs, another priority for USAID worldwide. The OE wanted to enhance its understanding of the challenges that these two related development issues create for programming, examine existing practices in addressing them, and develop recommendations for current and existing programming. CLA, with its emphasis on increasing external collaboration, would help the office to do this. The OE requested CLAimDev support to convene its stakeholders to discuss these challenges and provide the Office with the insights and perspectives of its partners. Thirty-two stakeholders from the government, private sector, academia, and civil society came together with OE and its partners to jointly think through the issues and develop recommendations for OE in it future and existing programs.